The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) has signed a new consensus document, Geoscience Policy Recommendations for the New Administration and the 115th Congress. The document outlines strategies for achieving shared national interests in which geoscience plays a key role, offering recommendations around five high-level thematic areas:
- Enhancing National and Homeland Security
- Increasing Economic Prosperity
- Securing Resources and Strengthening National Infrastructure
- Supporting and Growing Strong and Resilient Communities
- Growing a Dynamic Workforce
“AGI joins an intellectually diverse coalition to advocate on behalf of the geosciences in the federal policy process,” said AGI Executive Director Allyson Anderson Book. “This consensus document demonstrates our community’s willingness to work with members of both parties to advance science-based policies that make us safer, stronger, and more prosperous.”
The signatory organizations include the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Association of American State Geologists, the American Geophysical Union, the American Geosciences Institute, the American Institute of Professional Geologists, the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, the Geological Society of America, the National Ground Water Association, and the Soil Science Society of America.
Read the recommendations here [PDF].