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go directly to report, PDF _ RL34339 - Coastal Zone Management: Background and Reauthorization Issues
29-Sep-2010; Harold F. Upton; 27 p.
Update: Previous Editions:
June 20, 2008
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Abstract: The Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) was first enacted in 1972, at a time when coordinated land use planning was generally supported in Congress. Planning was seen as central to protecting natural resources while fostering wise development in the coastal zone. Since 1972, pressures for both pre.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Water, Natural Resources, General Interest
go directly to report, PDF _ RL32154 - Marine Protected Areas: An Overview
29-Sep-2010; Eugene H. Buck, and Harold F. Upton; 26 p.
Update: Previous releases:
February 6, 2009
January 29, 2008
March 1, 2007
May 13,2005
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Abstract: There continues to be congressional interest in limiting human activity in certain areas of the marine environment, as one response to mounting evidence of declining environmental quality and populations of living resources. The purposes of proposed additional limits would be both to stem decline.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Marine, Biodiversity, Natural Resources
go directly to report, PDF _ R40850 - Managing Electronic Waste: Issues with Exporting E-Waste
27-Sep-2010; Linda Luther; 16 p.
Abstract: Electronic waste (e-waste) is a term that is used loosely to refer to obsolete, broken, or irreparable electronic devices like televisions, computer central processing units (CPUs), computer monitors (flat screen and cathode ray tubes), laptops, printers, scanners, and associated wiring. E-waste h.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Waste Management, Legislative
go directly to report, PDF _ R40168 - Alternative Fuels and Advanced Technology Vehicles: Issues in Congress
22-Sep-2010; Brent D. Yacobucci; 23 p.
Update: Previous releases:
February 13, 2010
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Abstract: Alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles are seen by proponents as integral to improving urban air quality, decreasing dependence on foreign oil, and reducing emissions of greenhouse gases. However, major barriers—especially economics—currently prevent the widespread use of these fuels .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Transportation
go directly to report, PDF _ RL33525 - Recreation on Federal Lands
22-Sep-2010; Kori Calvert, Sandra L. Johnson, Carol Hardy Vincent, Ross W. Gorte, Nicole T. Carter, Nic Lane, David L. Whiteman, and M. Lynne Corn; 27 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
October 28, 2008
August 25, 2008
February 12, 2008
September 12, 2007
March 10, 2007
February 2, 2007
Novemeber 7, 2006
August 28, 2006
July 11, 2006 (
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Abstract: The growing and diverse nature of recreation on federal lands has increased the challenge of balancing different types of recreation with each other and with other land uses. Motorized recreation has been particularly controversial, with issues centering on access and environmental impacts. The 1.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Public Lands, Forests, Information
go directly to report, PDF _ 95-307 - U.S. National Science Foundation: An Overview
22-Sep-2010; Christine M. Matthews; 11 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
March 12, 2009
July 3, 2008
May 3, 2007
June 19, 2006
April 19, 2006
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Abstract: The National Science Foundation (NSF) was created by the National Science Foundation Act of 1950, as amended (P.L.81-507). The NSF has the broad mission of supporting science and engineering in general and funding basic research across many disciplines. The agency provides support for investigato.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: General Interest, Federal Agencies
go directly to report, PDF _ R40692 - Agricultural Conservation Issues in the 111th Congress
21-Sep-2010; Megan Stubbs; 29 p.
Update: Previous releases:
December 28, 2009
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Abstract: Agricultural conservation has been a public policy issue for more than 60 years. Congress has repeatedly taken action on the issue through water and soil legislation, often as part of omnibus farm bills. Early policy decisions were directed at addressing natural resource concerns on the farm, pri.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Agriculture
go directly to report, PDF _ R40999 - Energy Tax Policy: Issues in the 111th Congress
20-Sep-2010; Donald Marples, Molly Sherlock; 30 p.
Update: Previous releases:
June 16, 2010
March 8, 2010
December 30, 2009
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Abstract: Energy tax policy involves the use of one of the government’s main fiscal instruments, taxes (both as an incentive and as a disincentive) to alter the allocation or configuration of energy resources and their use. In theory, energy taxes and subsidies, like tax policy instruments in general, are .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Energy
go directly to report, PDF _ RL33404 - Offshore Oil and Gas Development: Legal Framework
20-Sep-2010; Adam Vann; 26 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
April 6, 2010
August 5, 2008
January 30, 2008
January 30, 2007
September 21, 2007
March 3, 2007
January 3, 2007
July 28, 2006
July 14, 2006
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Abstract: The development of offshore oil, gas, and other mineral resources in the United States is impacted by a number of interrelated legal regimes, including international, federal, and state laws. International law provides a framework for establishing national ownership or control of offshore areas, .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Natural Resources, Legislative, Marine
go directly to report, PDF _ R40110 - Biofuels Incentives: A Summary of Federal Programs
15-Sep-2010; Brent D. Yacobucci; 18 p.
Update: Previous Editions:
July 29, 2008
March 18, 2008
January 3, 2007
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Abstract: With recent high energy prices, the passage of major energy legislation in 2005 (P.L. 109-58) and 2007 (P.L. 110-140), and the passage of a new farm bill in 2008 (P.L. 110-246), there is ongoing congressional interest in promoting alternatives to petroleum fuels. Biofuels—transportation fuels pro.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Climate Change, Science & Technology, Transportation
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