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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Deepwater Horizon Joint Investigation Team Releases Final Report

Categories: Energy,Environment,Geology/Mining,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Weather/Disasters

Final report from the federal government on the Gulf oil disaster.  Consists of Volume 1, previously released,  for Coast Guard Investigation and Volume 2 covering areas of the investigation under the jurisdiction of the Ocean Management agency.  Vol. 2 covers findings on the causes of the Macondo blowout and the resulting explosion and fire aboard the Deepwater Horizon rig.  From the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement


The Medium-Term Budget Outlook and Policy Options

Categories: Govt Finance,Statistics

Slide presentation on the topic by the director of the Congressional Budget Office.



Fishery, Aquaculture, and Marine Mammal Issues in the 112th Congress

Categories: Animals/Wildlife,Arctic/Antarctic,Natural Resources

Discusses a variety of issues confronting the current Congress including  sport fisheries, habitat protection, seafood safety, endangered species, invasive species, and more.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by National Agricultural Law Center


Default Rates Rise for Federal Student Loans

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Statistics

Press release on FY 2009 default rates for student loans which rose to 8.8%, up from 7.0% in FY2008.  Also lists default rates for public and private institutions and at for-profit schools.  From the U.S. Department of Education