THERE’S NEWS FROM THE ARCTIC & IT ISN’T GOOD

Welcome to Federal Policy Week. You can subscribe by entering your email address under the “Follow” label at the upper left section of the page. Thank you! IN THIS ISSUE: Bad Arctic Report. NOAA released the latest reportcard on the Arctic and the news isn’t good. Some lowlights include: Decreasing sea ice has lead to […]

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CROmnibus FY2015. The Good, the Bad, and the (lots of) Ugly

Welcome to Federal Policy Week, a blog that covers federal policy developments in conservation, natural resources, wildlife, and animal welfare.  To subscribe for Federal Policy Week enter your email address under the “Follow” label at the upper left section of the page. You will receive a verification email to confirm your subscription. Thank you! Congress […]

Carbon Credits and Agriculture Conservation

Conservation Innovation Grants were first included in the 2002 Farm Bill under the leadership of Senator Harkin (D-IA), the Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee during the 2002 Farm Bill and a key leader in the development of agriculture conservation programs. The 2002 Farm Bill also authorized the Grasslands Reserve Program, which preserves grasslands for […]

THE ELECTION – CONSEQUENCES FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, CLIMATE, AND ESA

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FARM BILL CONSERVATION & OTHER FARM RESOURCE RELATED LEGISLATION

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Some Wins & Some Setbacks for Animals, Energy, and Nominees

Welcome to Federal Policy Week, a blog that covers activities impacting federal policy in the areas of conservation, energy, environment, animal welfare, and natural resources. For education policy issues, please visit my new blog Fed Ed Policy. To subscribe for Federal Policy Week enter your email address under the “Follow” label at the upper left section […]

The (Not So) New Spending Bill

The House and Senate Appropriations Committees produced a bill that covers spending for the rest of FY2014, avoiding another government shutdown.  Both the House and Senate Committees released political statements on the bill, as well as a brief and detailed summary. Overall, the bill retains the status quo, but with a bit of additional funds, […]