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go directly to report, PDF _ R41234 - Potential Stafford Act Declarations for the Gulf Coast Oil Spill: Issues for Congress
23-Jul-2010; Francis X. McCarthy; 14 p.
Abstract: The Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, P.L. 93-288, presents several options, and could provide a number of programs, to address the Gulf Coast oil spill. That spill is currently being addressed by a law fashioned for that purpose, the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, P.L..... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Marine
go directly to report, PDF _ R41323 - Tax Issues and the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill: Legal Analysis of Payments and Tax Relief Policy Options
15-Jul-2010; Molly Sherlock, Erika Lunder, Edward Liu, Heather Klein; 18 p.
Abstract: The explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig and subsequent oil spill into the Gulf of Mexico has led to substantial damages, particularly in the form of lost wages and income. BP has begun to make interim payments to compensate for lost income resulting from the oil spill. Given the magnitude .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Legislative, Marine
go directly to report, PDF _ R41320 - Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Disaster: Risk, Recovery, and Insurance Implications
12-Jul-2010; Rawle O. King; 24 p.
Abstract: The April 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico is now being characterized as the largest spill to have occurred in U.S. waters. As efforts to contain the current spill proceed, the likely scale of clean-up costs and third-party damages has prompted congressional review .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Marine, Natural Resources
go directly to report, PDF _ RL33603 - Ocean Commissions: Ocean Policy Review and Outlook
20-Jul-2010; Harold F. Upton and Eugene H. Buck; 18 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
March 19, 2010
December 17, 2009
February 9, 2009
August 15, 2008
February 1, 2007
August 8, 2006
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Abstract: In 2003 and 2004, the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy and the Pew Oceans Commission made numerous recommendations for changing U.S. ocean policy and management. The 109th Congress reauthorized the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (P.L. 109-479), incorporating provisions re.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Marine, Water, Legislative
go directly to report, PDF _ R41153 - Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues for Congress
21-Jul-2010; Ronald O'Rourke; 66 p.
Update: Previous releases:
March 30, 2010
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Abstract: The diminishment of Arctic sea ice has led to increased human activities in the Arctic, and has heightened concerns about the region’s future. The United States, by virtue of Alaska, is an Arctic country and has substantial interests in the region. On January 12, 2009, the George W. Bush Administ.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Marine, Climate Change
go directly to report, PDF _ R41132 - Outer Continental Shelf Moratoria on Oil and Gas Development
15-Jun-2010; Curry L Hagerty; 22 p.
Update: Previous releases:
April 7, 2010
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Abstract: Moratoria provisions for the outer continental shelf (OCS), enacted as part of the Department of the Interior appropriations over 26 years, prohibited federal spending on oil and gas development in certain locations and for certain activities. These annual congressional moratoria expired on Septe.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Marine, Natural Resources, Mining
go directly to report, PDF _ RL32185 - U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea: Living Resources Provisions
15-Jun-2010; Eugene H. Buck; 14 p.
Update: Previous Updates
June 22, 2009
January 7, 2004
February 12, 2008
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Abstract: The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (LOS Convention) was agreed to in 1982, but the United States never became a signatory nation. The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations reported the LOS Convention on December 19, 2007. The Senate may choose to address the ambiguities of the LO.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Marine, Economics & Trade
go directly to report, PDF _ 98-666 - Pacific Salmon and Steelhead Trout: Managing Under the Endangered Species Act
2-Jun-2010; Eugene H. Buck, Harold F. Upton; 13 p.
Update: Previous Release:
February 4, 2009
May 12, 2008
June 28, 2008
December 6, 2006
May 30, 2006
April 10, 2006
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Abstract: Along the Pacific Coast, 26 distinct population segments of Pacific salmon and steelhead trout are listed as either endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Human activities have combined to greatly degrade, reduce, and eliminate fish habitat and otherwise harm populat.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Biodiversity, Legislative, Marine
go directly to report, PDF _ R40645 - U.S. Offshore Oil and Gas Resources: Prospects and Processes
1-Jun-2010; Marc Humphries, Robert Pirog, Gene Whitney; 34 p.
Abstract: Access to potential oil and gas resources under the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) continues to be controversial. Moratoria on leasing and development in certain areas were established by Congress (beginning in 1981) and by the President (beginning in 1990). These moratoria were largely elimi.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Natural Resources, Marine, Energy
go directly to report, PDF _ R41155 - Fish and Wildlife Service: Appropriations and Policy
5-Apr-2010; M. Lynne Corn; 10 p.
Abstract: For Fish and Wildlife Service appropriations in FY2011, the Administration requests $1.64 billion, down 0.3% from the FY2010 level of $1.65 billion. Climate change and land acquisition programs would receive notable increases; construction and funds for wetlands, neotropical migratory birds, and .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Biodiversity, Marine
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