Saturday, November 09, 2013

Tinker to brief Congress on energy issues

Scott Tinker, State Geologist of Texas, will brief Congressional members and staff on how geoscience underpins key energy issues.  The briefing is sponsored by a number of agencies and professional organizations, including AASG.

"Energy from the Earth: Practical Geoscience to Inform Energy Legislation" is scheduled for Thursday, 21 November 2013  1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
1324 Longworth House Office Building, in Washington DC.

Energy production and consumption support modern life in the United States, and are integral to the economy, individual communities, and the environment. The briefing series will provide the geoscience underpinning that is essential for effective energy and environmental policy making. This first briefing will provide an overview of the range of energy options available in the United States and the geoscience that underpins those options. The session will be moderated by Gene Whitney, Independent Consultant, Washington, DC., and feature leading experts:

Brenda Pierce, Energy Resources Program Coordinator, U.S. Geological Survey
Scott W. Tinker, Professor and State Geologist of Texas, The University of Texas at Austin

Please RSVP to Abby Seadler ( by 18 November 2013.

This briefing is presented by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, American Geophysical Union, American Geosciences Institute, Association of American State Geologists, Geological Society of America, National Science Foundation—Directorate for Geosciences, and U.S. Geological Survey and sponsored by Representative Doc Hastings, Chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources.

[Taken from the announcement from Kasey White, Director for Geoscience Policy, Geological Society of America.  Thanks to Brian Wee for forwarding.]

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