April 2019

3 April 2019
AGU Science Policy Alert 19-4

Upcoming Science Policy Webinar

Join us on Thursday, 4 April from 23 p.m. ET to learn more about the President’s science policy priorities, the winners and losers in the President’s budget, how science agencies will be impacted and what you can do to ensure that science is prioritized and robustly funded in FY20.

Coming to D.C. Plan a Congressional Visit

In-person visits from constituents are one of the most effective ways to persuade a member of Congress to act or take a position on an issue. AGU will prepare, guide, and accompany you on your visits to ensure you have successful meetings.

To properly plan, AGU requests that you give us at least 2 weeks notice. If interested contact us at sciencepolicy@agu.org.

Comment on the Proposed WOTUS Rule

The EPA and the Department of the Army are soliciting comments on the proposed revised definition of “Waters of the United States” to clarify federal authority under the Clean Water Act. Find more information or submit a comment at regulations.gov. Comments are due by 15 April 2019.

Need some inspiration? Check out Dr. McGill’s Bridge post detailing her experience testifying before the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers on WOTUS this past February.

Upcoming Congressional District Work Period

Members of Congress will be back home in their districts and states 15 – 26 of April. This is a great opportunity to talk with your legislators about the importance of science to your community and the nation. Attend a townhall or coffee hour, schedule a local office visit, or give them a call! Check out AGU’s science policy toolkits or follow us on Twitter for ideas and resources to help get you started.

Welcome New Voices for Science Cohort

AGU is thrilled to announce its new Voices for Science cohort. This group of 35 scientists will spend the next year advocating for science through outreach activities such as congressional meetings, community events, and communications workshops, all with extensive support from AGU. Read about the new class, and the achievements of the 2018-2019 class.