On 21 March 2012, AIBS Director of Public Policy, Dr. Robert Gropp, testified before the House Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee about the President’s fiscal year 2013 budget request for the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Gropp provided testimony on behalf of the USGS Coalition, an organization that Gropp currently chairs.

The USGS Coalition is an alliance of more than 70 organizations united by a commitment to the continued vitality of the USGS and its ability to provide critical data and services to the nation. The Coalition supports increased federal investment in USGS programs that underpin responsible natural resource stewardship, improve resilience to natural and human-induced hazards, and contribute to the long-term health, security, and prosperity of the nation.

For more information about the USGS Coalition, please visit www.usgscoalition.org. A number of AIBS member organizations have joined the USGS Coalition. If your organization is interested in becoming a member of the USGS Coalition, please visit http://www.usgscoalition.org/?q=node/2.


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