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go directly to report, PDF _ R40145 - Clean Air Issues in the 111th Congress
1-Sep-2010; James E. McCarthy; 31 p.
Update: Previous releases:
June 14, 2010
March 16, 2010
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Abstract: EPA regulatory actions on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions using existing Clean Air Act authority have been the main focus of congressional interest in clean air issues in recent months. Although the agency and the Obama Administration have consistently said that they would prefer that Congress pas.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Air
go directly to report, PDF _ R41308 - The 2010 Oil Spill: Criminal Liability Under Wildlife Laws
31-Aug-2010; Kristina Alexander; 13 p.
Update: Previous releases:
July 14, 2010
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Abstract: The United States has laws that make it illegal to harm protected wildlife. Those laws could be used to prosecute those who caused the 2010 oil spill. Perhaps the most famous of these laws is the Endangered Species Act (ESA), which provides for both criminal and civil penalties for acts that harm.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Biodiversity, Waste Management, Pollution
go directly to report, PDF _ RL34762 - The National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Particulate Matter (PM): EPA’s 2006 Revisions and Associated Issues
26-Aug-2010; Robert Esworthy and James E. McCarthy; 29 p.
Abstract: Following its review of more than 2,000 scientific studies, on October 17, 2006, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its final revisions to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter (particulates, or PM). Several states and industry, agriculture, bu.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Air
go directly to report, PDF _ R41383 - Everglades Restoration and the River of Grass Land Acquisition
25-Aug-2010; Charles Stern, Pervaze Sheikh, Remy Jurenas; 11 p.
Abstract: The Florida Everglades is a unique network of subtropical wetlands that is now half its original size. The federal government has had a long history of involvement in the Everglades, beginning in the 1940s with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers constructing flood control projects that shunted wate.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Wetlands, Water, Biodiversity
go directly to report, PDF _ 97-290 - Stormwater Permits: Status of EPA’s Regulatory Program
25-Aug-2010; Claudia Copeland; 13 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
August 26, 2008
May 27, 2008
December 14, 2006
November 1, 2005
August 25, 2005
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Abstract: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and states are implementing a federally mandated program for controlling stormwater discharges from industrial facilities and municipalities. Large cities and most industry sources are subject to rules issued in 1990, and EPA issued permit rules to cover .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Risk & Reform, Federal Agencies, Legislative
go directly to report, PDF _ RL32431 - Particulate Matter (PM2.5): Implementation of the 1997 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS)
24-Aug-2010; Robert Esworthy; 33 p.
Update: Previous releases:
November 26, 2008
October 4, 2007
October 6, 2006
January 30, 2006
September 17, 2004
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Abstract: Particulate matter (PM), including fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and larger, but still inhalable particles (PM10), is one of the six principal pollutants for which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) under the Clean Air Act (CAA).... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Air, Federal Agencies, Legislative
go directly to report, PDF _ RL34331 - Nuclear Power Plant Security and Vulnerabilities
23-Aug-2010; Mark Holt and Anthony Andrews ; 14 p.
Update: Previous releases:
January 18, 2008
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Abstract: The physical security of nuclear power plants and their vulnerability to deliberate acts of terrorism was elevated to a national security concern following the attacks of September 11, 2001. Since the attacks, Congress has repeatedly focused oversight and legislative attention on nuclear power pl.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Energy, Legislative, Risk & Reform
go directly to report, PDF _ R41265 - The 2010 Oil Spill: The MMS/BOEMRE and NEPA
19-Aug-2010; Kristina Alexander; 30 p.
Update: Previous releases:
June 4, 2010
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Abstract: On April 20, 2010, an exploratory oil well in the Gulf of Mexico exploded, killing 11 people and causing the worst oil spill in American history. The oil well was on a tract leased by BP, having obtained a lease and the relevant permits from the federal government. Under relevant federal law, fed.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Waste Management, Pollution, Marine
go directly to report, PDF _ R41371 - Geoengineering: Governance and Technology Policy
16-Aug-2010; Kelsi Bracmort, Richard K. Lattanzio, Emily C. Barbour; 43 p.
Abstract: As a participant in several international agreements on climate change, the United States has joined with other nations to express concern about climate change. However, at the national level the United States has not yet developed a comprehensive climate change policy. In the absence of a compre.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Natural Resources, Mining, Science & Technology
go directly to report, PDF _ R41370 - Federal Civil and Criminal Penalties Possibly Applicable to Parties Responsible for the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
16-Aug-2010; Robert Meltz; 13 p.
Abstract: Since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill began on April 20, 2010, Congress has given much attention to the compensatory liability provisions of the Oil Pollution Act and, to a lesser extent, those of the Jones Act and the Death on the High Seas Act. However, federal laws possibly relevant to the oil.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Marine, Waste Management, Pollution
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