The White House Council on Environmental Quality today released a roadmap for improving federal efforts to restore Gulf Coast ecosystems ravaged by decades of drilling, dredging, and other human impacts. As part of the effort, agencies will figure out how to more fully include the value that ecosystems provide into decisions about projects that take place in the Gulf of Mexico.
Gilbert Meilaender, a member of the President's Council on Bioethics under President Bush says the former Administration's version of the panel was particularly deliberative.
Final preparations for the first-ever USA Science and Engineering Festival on the National Mall in October are underway and scientists are considering local concurrent events.
Senator Jay Rockefeller and three other coal-state senators have proposed legislation that would force the EPA to wait 2 years before passing greenhouse gas controls.