Category : Legislation

CTA urges US Senate and House of Representatives to increase funding for health and safety research on nanotechnology

March 14, 2007 CTA strongly urged the US Senate and US House of Representatives to significantly increase appropriations directed to research on the health and environmental implications of nanotechnology. The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) has a FY07 budget of more than $1.3 billion,1 and the proposed 2008 budget provides 1.45 billion, raising the total investment […]

CTA urges additional funding to review social, ethical and environmental effects of nanotechnology

February 15, 2006 Despite greatly increased federal funding for nanotechnology research, comparatively little funding is provided for the review of the social, ethical, and environmental effects of nanotechnologies.  This letter was sent to every Member of Congress, urging an increase in funding for research on the social, environmental, and ethical aspects of these new technologies.