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go directly to report, PDF _ R41150 - Energy and Water Development: FY2011 Appropriations
30-Sep-2010; Carl E. Behrens; 55 p.
Abstract: The Energy and Water Development appropriations bill provides funding for civil works projects of the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation, the Department of Energy (DOE), and a number of independent agencies.

Key budgetary issues for FY2011 i.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Energy, Water, Economics & Trade

go directly to report, PDF _ RL34339 - Coastal Zone Management: Background and Reauthorization Issues
29-Sep-2010; Harold F. Upton; 27 p.
Update: Previous Editions:
June 20, 2008
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Abstract: The Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) was first enacted in 1972, at a time when coordinated land use planning was generally supported in Congress. Planning was seen as central to protecting natural resources while fostering wise development in the coastal zone. Since 1972, pressures for both pre.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Water, Natural Resources, General Interest
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 _ 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 _ 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 _ R40098 - Water Quality Issues in the 111th Congress: Oversight and Implementation
13-Jul-2010; Claudia Copeland; 33 p.
Update: Previous releases:
December 30, 2009
March 16, 2009
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Abstract: Although much progress has been made in achieving the ambitious goals that Congress established more than 35 years ago in the Clean Water Act (CWA) to restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the nation’s waters, long-standing problems persist, and new problems hav.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Water
go directly to report, PDF _ RL32344 - Ballast Water Management to Combat Invasive Species
8-Jul-2010; Eugene H. Buck; 15 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
October 1, 2007
June 20, 2007
October 2, 2006
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Abstract: The 111th Congress may elect to consider legislation (H.R. 500 and S. 237) that has been introduced to amend and reauthorize the Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act of 1990 to further study vessel ballast water management standards and modify how ballast water is handled.

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Topics: Pollution, Economics & Trade, Water

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 _ RL30030 - Clean Water Act: A Summary of the Law
23-Apr-2010; Claudia Copeland; 14 p.
Update: Previous Release:
August 20, 2008
March 17, 2008
February 1, 2006
June 1, 2006

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Abstract: The principal law governing pollution of the nation’s surface waters is the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, or Clean Water Act. Originally enacted in 1948, it was totally revised by amendments in 1972 that gave the act its current shape. The 1972 legislation spelled out ambitious programs fo.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Water, Legislative

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