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go directly to report, PDF _ RL34130 - Renewable Energy Programs in the 2008 Farm Bill
13-Aug-2010; Megan Stubbs; 20 p.
Update: Previous releases:
March 22, 2010
January 23, 2009
September 17, 2008
October 29, 2007
October 1, 2007
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Abstract: The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-246, the 2008 farm bill) extends and expands many of the renewable energy programs originally authorized in the 2002 farm bill. The bill also continues the emphasis on the research and development of advanced and cellulosic bioenergy author.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Agriculture, Energy
go directly to report, PDF _ RL33531 - Land and Water Conervation Fund: Overview, Funding History, and Current Issues
13-Aug-2010; Carol Hardy Vincent; 15 p.
Update: Previous releases:
July 10, 2006
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Abstract: The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Act of 1965 was enacted to help preserve, develop, and assure access to outdoor recreation facilities to strengthen the health of U.S. citizens. The law created the Land and Water Conservation Fund in the U.S. Treasury as a funding source to implement i.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Natural Resources, Water, Public Lands
go directly to report, PDF _ R41335 - Proposed Amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA): Senate and House Bills Compared with Current Law
12-Aug-2010; Linda-Jo Schierow; 69 p.
Abstract: On April 15, 2010, Senator Lautenberg introduced legislation (S. 3209) to amend the core provisions of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Title I. Representatives Waxman and Rush introduced comprehensive legislation to amend TSCA (H.R. 5820) on July 22, 2010. This report compares key provisi.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Pollution, Legislative
go directly to report, PDF _ R40966 - Renegotiation of the Standard Reinsurance Agreement (SRA) for Federal Crop Insurance
12-Aug-2010; Dennis A. Shields; 20 p.
Update: Previous releases:
December 9, 2009
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Abstract: Under the federal crop insurance program, farmers can purchase crop insurance policies to manage financial risks associated with declines in crop yields and/or revenue. The program covers more than 100 crops and is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Risk Management Agen.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Agriculture, Government
go directly to report, PDF _ R40175 - Wind Energy: Offshore Permitting
11-Aug-2010; Adam Vann; 16 p.
Abstract: Technological advancement, financial incentives, and policy concerns have driven a global expansion in the development of renewable energy resources. Wind energy, in particular, is now often cited as the fastest-growing commercial energy source in the world. Currently, all U.S. wind energy facili.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Energy, Marine, Science & Technology
go directly to report, PDF _ RL32218 - Pesticide Registration and Tolerance Fees: An Overview
11-Aug-2010; Robert Esworthy; 30 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
August 18, 2008
February 12, 2008
September 6, 2007
May 4, 2007
January 2, 2007
July 28, 2006
May 19, 2006
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Abstract: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for regulating the sale, use, and distribution of pesticides under the authority of two statutes. The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) (7 U.S.C.136-136y), a licensing statute, requires EPA to review and regis.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Pesticides, Federal Agencies, Legislative
go directly to report, PDF _ RL34238 - Gray Wolves Under the Endangered Species Act: Distinct Population Segments and Experimental Populations
10-Aug-2010; Kristina Alexander and M. Lynne Corn; 20 p.
Update: Previous releases:
April 28, 2010
February 13, 2009
January 28, 2008
January 28, 2007
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Abstract: The wolf was among the first animals protected under the Endangered Species Preservation Act, a predecessor to the current Endangered Species Act (ESA). In 1978 the gray wolf was listed as endangered in all of the conterminous 48 states except Minnesota, where it was listed as threatened. With th.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Biodiversity, Legislative, Science & Technology
go directly to report, PDF _ RL32694 - Open Ocean Aquaculture
9-Aug-2010; Harold F. Upton and Eugene H. Buck; 24 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
June 12, 2008
February 12, 2008
March 15, 2007
June 2, 2006
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Abstract: Open ocean aquaculture is broadly defined as the rearing of marine organisms in exposed areas beyond significant coastal influence. Open ocean aquaculture employs less control over organisms and the surrounding environment than do inshore and land-based aquaculture, which are often undertaken in .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Water, Biodiversity
go directly to report, PDF _ R41082 - Asian Carp and the Great Lakes Region
2-Aug-2010; Eugene Buck, Harold Upton, Stern, Nichols; 27 p.
Update: Previous releases:
June 25, 2010
April 9, 2010
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Abstract: Four species of non-indigenous Asian carp are expanding their range in U.S. waterways, resulting in a variety of concerns and problems. Three species—bighead, silver, and black carp—are of particular note, based on the perceived degree of environmental concern. Current controversy relates to what.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Water, Biodiversity
go directly to report, PDF _ RL34738 - Cellulosic Biofuels: Analysis of Policy Issues for Congress
28-Jul-2010; Kelsi Bracmort, Randy Schnepf, Megan Stubbs, Brent Yacobucci; 26 p.
Abstract: Cellulosic biofuels are produced from cellulose (fibrous material) derived from renewable biomass. They are thought by many to hold the key to increased benefits from renewable biofuels because they are made from potentially low-cost, diverse, non-food feedstocks. Cellulosic biofuels could also p.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Agriculture, Energy
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