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6 Jul 1998

As a service to AIP's Member Societies and the physics community, the following positions statements adopted or reaffirmed by the American Geophysical Union are provided below:

CREATIONISM

Adopted by AGU Council December 1981
Reaffirmed in May 1990, May 26, 1994, and on May 28, 1998.

"The Council of the American Geophysical Union notes with concern the continuing efforts by creationists for administrative, legislative, and juridical actions designed to require or promote the teaching of creationism as a scientific theory.

 
20 Apr 2001

The Bush Administration has requested an FY 2002 budget for the U.S. Geological Survey of $813.4 million. This is a reduction of 7.9%, or $69.4 million, from the FY 2001 budget of $882.8 million.

 
14 Feb 2002

Program and facilities funding for the U.S. Geological Survey would decline 5.1% under the FY 2003 budget request that the Bush Administration has sent to Congress. Few program budgets would increase under this proposal, with the majority slated for cuts or level funding. In addition, a USGS program would be transferred to the National Science Foundation.

 
12 Feb 2004

Under the FY 2005 budget request recently submitted by the Bush Administration, funding for the U.S. Geological Survey would decline 1.9% or $18.2 million. USGS currently receives $938.0 million, which would drop to $919.8 million for the fiscal year starting on October 1.

 
11 Feb 2005

The Bush Administration has requested essentially level funding for the U.S. Geological Survey in FY 2006. The request sent to Congress this week recommends a 0.2% or $2.0 million reduction in the survey's budget, from $935.5 million this year to $933.6 million in FY 2006.

 
29 Aug 2014

“While earthquakes are inevitable, their consequences are not, and there is much that we can do as a Nation to improve public safety and our resilience to earthquakes and related hazards.” – David Applegate, Associate Director for Natural Hazards, U.S. Geological Survey

 
15 Feb 2008

The Bush Administration has requested a 3.8 percent or $38.0 million reduction in the FY 2009 budget for the U.S. Geological Survey. Under this request, the total budget would fall from $1,006.5 million to $968.5 million.

 
2 Nov 2009

The FY 2010 Interior, Environment Appropriations Bill has been sent to President Barack Obama for his signature. Contained within H.R. 2996 is funding for the U.S. Geological Survey. Total funding for USGS increases 6.5 percent in FY 2010.

 
13 Jul 2009

Both the House and Senate Appropriations Committees have completed work on their versions of the FY 2010 Interior and Environment Appropriations Bill. This bill provides funding for the U.S. Geological Survey.

The House approved its version of this legislation, H.R. 2996, in late June. The report accompanying the Senate version of this bill, 111-38, is now available here.

 
13 May 2009

The Obama Administration has requested a 5.1 percent, or $53.2 million increase in the FY 2010 budget for the U.S. Geological Survey. An Interior Department budget document explains that:

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