According to The National Weather Modification Policy Act of 1976 (P.L. 94-490), the U.S. Secretary of Commerce and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and other government agencies are authorized to engage in atmospheric and weather modification research and in international atmospheric science activities.
There currently exists no regulatory oversight or public consent for weather engineering programs, though several USA States – Connecticut, Illinois, and Rhode Island, introduced legislation this year that would prohibit intentional atmospheric polluting activities, including solar radiation modification (SRM).
The Department of Energy (DoE) FY2024 Congressional Request includes appropriations for studies on atmospheric physics and chemistry involving clouds and aerosols.
Far more public scrutiny and regulatory oversight is essential, as scientific, military, and classified research is not yet subject to safety regulations or appropriate ethical constraints.
As President Eisenhower warned in his farewell address to Americans, “Public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.”
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