Policy

March 17, 2011

Designing Effective and Enforceable Catch Share Systems

 This session, part of the Environmental Law Institute's 2011 Ocean Seminar Series, experts will discuss some of the key issues and possible solutions related to NOAA's new policy encouraging adoption of catch share systems nationwide.

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Interior Integrity Policy: Is Science Door Half-Open or Half-Closed?

The good news, perhaps, is that Interior felt a need to take some policy action in response to the White House's Dec. 17, 2010, memo on science integrity. The bad news? The Interior policy seems to rehash a 2010 decree that scientists criticized, to punish the innocent, and to reward the uninvolved.

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February 24, 2011

Free Webinar: Tackling Wicked Problems Through ‘Post-Normal’ and ‘Transition’ Science

Join a free webinar presented by Jerome Ravetz, originator of post-normal science, and SEJ member Valerie Brown, editor of Tackling Wicked Problems, who discuss the kinds of knowledge we need to tackle our ecological and social crises.

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Jackson Memo Leaves EPA Response on Openness in Doubt

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility says the Dec. 21 memo implies that existing EPA openness policy meets White House criteria. Meanwhile, the Office of Management and Budget may again be tampering with agency science for political purposes — accused by Arizona congressman Raúl Grijalva (pictured) of censoring FOIA'd documents relating to the mid-summer estimate of Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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