Policy

April 16, 2013

Whither Audit Policies at EPA and the States?

The Environmental Law Institute offers via teleconference/webinar an expert panel which will discuss the current state of EPA audit policies at the Federal and state levels and best practices moving forward.

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Agency Openness with Media Becomes Issue as Guard Changes, Screws Tighten

As new heads for environmental and energy agencies come before the Senate for confirmation, they will likely feel heat over the gulf between the Obama administration's rhetoric on transparency and its iron discipline on message control. Case in point: Gina McCarthy, widely expected to be Obama's nominee for EPA's top administrator slot.

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Top Weather Service Official Fired for Talking to Press

According to the Washington Post, the National Weather Service is firing William Proenza, who once headed the National Hurricane Center, for revealing to the Post that looming budget cuts would harm forecasting effectiveness (something that can affect public safety and the profits of business).

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Open-Access Science Publishing: Good for Journalists, and Good for Public

The suicide earlier this month of open-access activist Aaron Swartz brings again to the fore the ongoing difficulty journalists have accessing published scientific studies that bear on key current and future policy issues. Photo of Swartz, credit Flickr/peretzp.

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December 6, 2012

Election 2012 – 30 Days Later: What Happened and What's Next

Thirty days after the 2012 election, join Waggener Edstrom Worldwide and the Public Affairs Council in DC to hear about "what happened and what's next" from four leading national journalists covering the energy and environment, economy and business, health and technology sectors. 8 to 10 a.m. EST. Free event but RSVP required by November 30th.

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November 13, 2012

Post-Election Law and Policy Directions for Shale Drilling

Beginning Nov. 13, ALI-CLE and the Environmental Law Institute offer a five-part series — via telephone or audio webcast — on shale drilling and hydraulic fracturing that offers an in-depth examination of the environmental law and policy issues facing companies, governments, activist groups, and citizens who are concerned about this critical area of our nation's energy infrastructure.

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