Myers pledges unbiased research at USGS


  • Sarah Zielinski


Mark Myers, who has been nominated to be the next director of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), pledged to keep the agency's research unbiased and objective, at his 20 July confirmation hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Myers has split his career between the petroleum industry and working for the state of Alaska, where he has served as director of the Division of Oil and Gas, and, most recently, discistate geologist and director of the Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys.