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go directly to report, PDF _ RL33812 - Climate Change: Action by States To Address Greenhouse Gas Emissions
23-Nov-2007; Jonathan L. Ramseur; 28 p.
Update: Previous releases:
August 29, 2007
April 27, 2007
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Abstract: In the absence of a federal climate change program, a number of states have taken actions that directly address greenhouse gases (GHGs). States’ efforts cover a wide range of policies. Although much of the early activity was largely symbolic, the more recent state actions have been more pragmatic.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Climate Change, Government, Pollution
go directly to report, PDF _ RS22575 - Brownfield Issues in the 110th Congress
30-Nov-2007; Mark Reisch; 6 p.
Update: Previous releases:
April 24, 2007
January 23, 2007 (/NLE/CRSreports/07Feb/RS22575.pdf)
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Abstract: The Brownfields Act authorizes the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to award grants for the assessment and cleanup of sites that pose a less serious threat to human health and the environment than sites addressed by the Superfund program. The authorization expired on September 30, 2006. In the.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: General, Legislative, Pollution
go directly to report, PDF _ RL34057 - Ozone Air Quality Standards: EPA’s 2007 Proposed Changes
19-Oct-2007; James E. McCarthy ; 13 p.
Update: Previous releases:
August 7, 2007
July 13, 2007
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Abstract: EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson proposed changes to the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone on June 20, 2007; the proposal appeared in the Federal Register July 11. NAAQS are standards for outdoor (ambient) air that are intended to protect public health and welfare from harm.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Air, Pollution, Federal Agencies
go directly to report, PDF _ RL34235 - Air Pollution as a Commodity: Regulation of the Sulfur Dioxide Allowance Market
31-Oct-2007; Larry Parker and Mark Jickling; 25 p.
Abstract: A number of congressional proposals to advance programs that reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs) have been introduced in the 110th Congress. Proposals receiving particular attention would create market-based GHG reduction programs along the lines of the allowance trading provisions of the current .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Air, Pollution, Economics & Trade
go directly to report, PDF _ RL34218 - Underground Carbon Dioxide Storage: Frequently Asked Questions
24-Oct-2007; Peter Folger; 13 p.
Abstract: This report answers frequently asked questions about the geologic storage of carbon dioxide (CO2). The questions are broadly representative of typical inquiries regarding the process and mechanics of storing CO2 underground, how much might be stored, and what might happen to CO2 once it is in.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Climate Change, Pollution, Information
go directly to report, PDF _ RL34184 - The Section 198 Brownfields Tax Incentive: 2007 CRS Survey
25-Sep-2007; Mark Reisch ; 21 p.
Abstract: What was regarded as a key brownfields tax incentive in the Internal Revenue Code expires on December 31, 2007. Originally enacted in the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 (P.L. 105-34), the provision allows a taxpayer to fully deduct the costs of environmental cleanup in the year the costs were in.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Pollution, Waste Management, Government
go directly to report, PDF _ RL33254 - Air Quality: EPA’s 2006 Changes to the Particulate Matter (PM) Standard
10-Sep-2007; Robert Esworthy and James E. McCarthy; 32 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
March 14, 2007
November 13, 2006
October 31, 2006
February 1, 2006
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Abstract: On October 17, 2006, the EPA published its final revisions to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter (particulates, or PM). The EPA reviewed more than 2,000 scientific studies and found that the evidence continued to support associations between exposure to part.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Air, Pollution, Government
go directly to report, PDF _ RL33962 - Greenhouse Gas Reductions: California Action and the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
31-Aug-2007; Jonathan L. Ramseur; 23 p.
Update: August 31, 2007
Previous releases:
April 27, 2007
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Abstract: In the absence of a federal program requiring greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions, a growing group of U.S. states are taking action in this arena. Significant actions have been undertaken in California and by a coalition of states from the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.

California h.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Climate Change, Pollution, Legislative

go directly to report, PDF _ RL33982 - Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE): A Comparison of Selected Legislation in the 110th Congress
16-Aug-2007; Brent D. Yacobucci and Robert Bamberger; 21 p.
Update: August 16, 2007
Previous releases:
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Abstract: The rise in crude oil and gasoline prices since the winter of 2006 has renewed the focus on U.S. fuel consumption in the transportation sector. Wider concerns over greenhouse gas emissions and climate change have contributed to interest in reducing fossil fuel consumption and improving the effici.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Transportation, Pollution, Legislative
go directly to report, PDF _ 98-869 - Marine Dead Zones: Understanding the Problem
13-Aug-2007; Eugene Buck; 16 p.
Update: Previous Releases:

Sep. 20, 2006

November 23, 1998

http://www.NCSEonline.org/nle/crsreports/marine/mar-30.cfm .... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: An adequate level of dissolved oxygen is necessary to support most forms of aquatic life. While very low levels of dissolved oxygen (hypoxia) can be natural, especially in deep ocean basins and fjords, hypoxia in coastal waters is mostly the result of human activities that have modified landscape.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Marine, Pollution, Water

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