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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 _ R41262 - Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Selected Issues for Congress
31-Jul-2010; Curry Hagerty, Jonathan Ramseur; 53 p.
Update: Previous releases:
July 15, 2010
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Abstract: On April 20, 2010, an explosion and fire occurred on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico. This resulted in 11 worker fatalities, a massive oil release, and a national response effort in the Gulf of Mexico region by the federal and state governments as well as BP. Based on est.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Waste Management, Marine, Wetlands
go directly to report, PDF _ R41311 - The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Coastal Wetland and Wildlife Impacts and Response
5-Aug-2010; M. Lynne Corn and Claudia Copeland; 29 p.
Abstract: The explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010, and the resulting oil spill began a cascade of effects on the coastal areas of the Gulf and on the wealth of species that inhabit those areas. These wetlands, like those elsewhere, have value for water qu.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Marine, Wetlands, Biodiversity
go directly to report, PDF _ RS22048 - Everglades Restoration: The Federal Role in Funding
11-Mar-2010; Charles V Stern, Pervaze A. Sheikh, Nicole T. Carter; 10 p.
Update: Previous releases:
May 26, 2006
October 2005
February 2005
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Abstract: In 2000, Congress approved a 30-year restoration plan, termed the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP), for the Everglades ecosystem in southern Florida, and authorized an initial set of projects at a cost of $1.4 billion. Implementing the plan is estimated to cost $10.9 billion; the .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Public Lands, Legislative, Wetlands
go directly to report, PDF _ RL33483 - Wetlands: An Overview of Issues
12-Jul-2010; Claudia Copeland; 25 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
December 30, 2009
July 8, 2008
June 26, 2007
March 13, 2007
December 11, 2006
June 20,2006
July 30, 2006
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released its most recent periodic survey of changes in wetland acreag.... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: Recent Congresses have considered numerous policy topics that involve wetlands. Many reflect issues of long-standing interest, such as applying federal regulations on private lands, wetland loss rates, and restoration and creation accomplishments. In the 110th Congress, a few of the topics were n.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Wetlands, Federal Agencies, Water
go directly to report, PDF _ RL33263 - The Wetlands Coverage of the Clean Water Act is Revisited by the Supreme Court: Rapanos vs. United States
9-Jan-2009; Robert Meltz & Claudia Copeland; 21 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
November 28, 2007
September 12, 2006
/NLE/CRSreports/06Mar/RL33263.pdf.... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: Twice in the past, the Supreme Court has grappled with issues as to the geographic scope of the wetlands permitting program in the federal Clean Water Act (CWA). On June 19, 2006, the Supreme Court rendered a third decision, Rapanos v. United States, on appeal from two Sixth Circuit rulings conso.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Wetlands, Water, Legislative
go directly to report, PDF _ RL32956 - Great Lakes Water Withdrawals: Legal and Policy Issues
7-Oct-2008; Pervaze A. Sheikh, Cynthia Brougher; 26 p.
Update: Previous Updates:
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Abstract: The Great Lakes and their connecting waters form the largest fresh surface water system on Earth and support substantial social, economic, and ecological interests in the United States and Canada. Because less than 1% of Great Lakes water, on average, is renewed annually, many are concerned with .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Water, Natural Resources, Wetlands
go directly to report, PDF _ 97-223 - The Army Corps of Engineers’ Nationwide Permits Program: Issues and Regulatory Developments
21-Aug-2008; Claudia Copeland; 30 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
June 27, 2007
May 19, 2005
February 2, 2005
Nationwide Permits for Wetlands Projects: Permit 26 and Other Issues and Controversies
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Abstract: Permits issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers authorize various types of development projects in wetlands and other waters of the United States. The Corps’ regulatory process involves two types of permits: general permits for actions by private landowners that are similar in nature and w.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Wetlands, Natural Resources
go directly to report, PDF _ RS22467 - Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act (CWPPRA): Effects of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on Implementation
25-Oct-2007; Jeffrey A. Zinn; 6 p.
Update: Previous releases:
January 24, 2007
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Abstract: The Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act (CWPPRA), enacted in 1990 and administered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has funded wetland restoration projects for more than 10 years. By law, CWPPRA allocates 70% of appropriated funds ($76 million of $109 million in FY2007) t.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Legislative, Wetlands, Risk & Reform
go directly to report, PDF _ RS20702 - South Florida Ecosystem Restoration and the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan
3-Jan-2008; Pervaze A. Sheikh and Nicole T. Carter; 6 p.
Update: Previous releases:
June 1, 2007
December 20, 2006
May 26, 2006
March 27, 2001
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Abstract: South Florida Ecosystem Restoration and the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan Pervaze A. Sheikh Analyst in Environmental Policy and Natural Resources Resources, Science, and Industry Division Nicole T. Carter Specialist in Natural Resources Policy Resources, Science, and Industry Divisio.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Wetlands, Legislative, Public Lands
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