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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Analysis of Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)

Categories: Crime/Justice,Energy,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42824.pdf

Discusses the role of renewable identification numbers in connection with legal requirements for renewable biofuels as a component of transportation fuel and the fraudulent practices that have accompanied this development.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Natural Resource Damage Assessment Under the Oil Pollution Act

Categories: Energy,Environment,Federal State Relations,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R41972.pdf

Reviews the process for assessing damages related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the role of government appointed trustees under the Oil Pollution Act, and the current status of the restoration effort. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

International Illegal Trade in Wildlife: Threats and U.S. Policy

Categories: Africa,Animals/Wildlife,Crime/Justice,Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL34395.pdf

Describes the scope of the illegal trade, case examples of some especially hard hit species such as elephants and rhinos, and the U.S./international responses to the problem.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

China’s Currency Policy: An Analysis of the Economic Issues

Categories: Business/Economics,China,Foreign Trade/Investment

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RS21625.pdf

Describes what China does to keep its currency valued low and the effect on other economies, especially that of the U.S..  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

State Government Contracts: A Research Guide

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Procurement,Laws/Regulations

http://blogs.loc.gov/law/category/research-guide-2/

A list of resources for contracting with a typical state government, in this case Maryland.  From the Law Library of Congress.

 

Government Contracts: A Beginner’s Guide

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Procurement,Laws/Regulations

http://blogs.loc.gov/law/2013/06/government-contracts-a-beginners-guide/

A list of resources, both print and electronic, for contracting with the federal government.  From the Law Library of Congress

 

My Congressional District

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/mycd/?eml=gd

Get statistics on education, employment, and more for your congressional district with this application that can be embedded on a home page.  From the Census Bureau

 

The Lacey Act: Compliance Issues Related to Importing Plants and Plant Products

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Foreign Trade/Investment,Laws/Regulations

http://new.nationalaglawcenter.org/wp-content/uploads//assets/crs/R42119.pdf

Discusses the law that regulates trade in wildlife and plants,  amendments passed in 2008 to reduce illegal logging, the effectiveness of those amendments, and the implications for the U.S. lumber industry.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by National Agricultural Law Center

 

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