Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR): New Directions in the 110th Congress

Categories: Arctic/Antarctic,Energy,Environment,Natural Resources

http://opencrs.cdt.org/rpts/RL33872_20070208.pdf

Reviews the controversy surrounding whether to tap energy reserves at the risk of damaging the area’s biological, recreational, and subsistence resources. Also reviews developments in the 109th Congress and prospects for change in the current 110th Congress. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by Open CRS.org

Serbia: Current Issues and U.S. Policy

Categories: East Europe,European Union,NATO

http://opencrs.cdt.org/rpts/RS22601_20070208.pdf

Provides information on Serbia’s political and economic situation, its relations with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the European Union, , as well as U.S. policy toward Serbia. Also discusses Serbian initiatives to integrate into Euro-Atlantic institutions and the problems posed by failure to arrest indicted war criminals and the possible limited independence of Kosovo. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by Open CRS.org

From Rejection to Acceptance: Israeli National Security Thinking and Palestinian Statehood

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Israel,Middle East Conflict

http://www.usip.org/files/resources/sr177.pdf

Traces the development of Israeli national security thinking about Palestinian statehood from total rejection to broad acceptance and the resulting implications for American foreign policy. From the U.S. Institute of Peace.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Control Over Weapons and Laptop Computers

Categories: Crime/Justice,Govt/Business Scandals,Guns

http://www.usdoj.gov/oig/reports/FBI/a0718/final.pdf

Results of an audit over a 44 month period that determined that 160 weapons and 160 laptop computers had been lost or stolen. Followed a previous 2002 audit and concluded that the lost rate has diminished. From the Office of the Inspector General of the FBI.

2007 Economic Report of the President

Categories: Business/Economics,Presidency,Statistics

http://www.gpoaccess.gov/eop/

Links to current and past economic reports which cover the current economic outlook as viewed by the administration, the annual report of the Council of Economic Advisors, and an extensive list of economics statistics tables. From GPO Access

Arms Control and Nonproliferation: A Catalog of Treaties and Agreements

Categories: Arms Control,Foreign Affairs,Nuclear Arms,Russia,Treaties

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/RL33865.pdf

Reviews trends in arms control treaties and agreements since the 1970s. Covers arms control treaties and agreements between the U.S. and Russia, multilateral nuclear nonproliferation activities, and non-nuclear multilateral activities. Also contains appendices with list of treaties, the U.S. treaty ratification process, and arms control organizations. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

Control of Hazardous Air Pollutants from Mobile Sources

Categories: Energy,Environment,Laws/Regulations

http://www.epa.gov/otaq/regs/toxics/msatfr.pdf

Final version of regulations designed to cut toxic emissions from passenger cars by 80% from 1999 levels by 2030. Chief on the list of targeted pollutants is benzene, which, under the new rules, will drop to 0.62% of refined gasoline from 1.0%. Also allows oil refineries to trade pollution credits but places cap of 1.3% benzene for any refinery product. From the Environmental Protection Agency.