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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The Economic Consequences of Outdoor Air Pollution

Categories: Business/Economics,Climate Change,Environment,Health/Medical,Nongovernmental organizations

http://www.oecd.org/environment/the-economic-consequences-of-outdoor-air-pollution-9789264257474-en.htm

Predicts that air pollution will cost 1% of global gross domestic product (GDP) by 2060 due to rising health care costs and lost work days.  From the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

 

Lone Wolf Terrorism: A Brief Bibliography

Categories: Terrorism

http://calhoun.nps.edu/bitstream/handle/10945/24281/LoneWolfBib2016.pdf?sequence=10&isAllowed=y

Covers articles, books, government reports, Congressional hearings, and theses/dissertations.   From the Naval Postgraduate School.

 

One-Stop Bridge Data

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Public Works,Transportation

http://www.rita.dot.gov/utc/publications/spotlight/spotlight_2016_06

Press release about Long-Term Bridge Performance Portal, which allows members of the public  to obtain information about the nation’s bridges, including age, daily average traffic volume, inspection history, and condition rating.  Press release includes links for portal which requires registration and the creation of a no-cost account.  From the Federal Highway Administration

 

Laws that Contain Mandates

Categories: Federal State Relations,Govt Finance,Laws/Regulations

https://www.cbo.gov/umra-search/law

New tool which allows users to browse or search for intergovernmental or private sector mandates in laws passed by Congress.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

United States Telecom Association et al v. Federal Communications Commission

Categories: Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.cadc.uscourts.gov/internet/opinions.nsf/3F95E49183E6F8AF85257FD200505A3A/$file/15-1063-1619173.pdf

Decision of a three judge appellate court panel that supports the concept of net neutrality in affirming the FCC’s authority to reclassify broadband Internet as a telecommunications service and promote Internet openness.  Telecommunications companies had challenged the regulatory authority of the FCC in this area and argued it infringed on First Amendment rights. From the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

 

Puerto Rico v. Franklin Cal. Tax-Free Trust

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/15-233

5-2 Supreme Court decision that the government of Puerto Rico cannot pass legislation to enable public utility corporations to restructure their debt.   The court held that the federal Bankruptcy Code  pre-empts Puerto Rico’s Recovery Act.  From the Cornell University Law School Legal Information Institute

 

Mass Shootings and Terrorism: CRS Products

Categories: Crime/Justice,Guns,Headlines,Homeland Security,Laws/Regulations,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/terror/R44520.pdf

In the wake of the Orlando mass murders, this report provides a list of studies from the Congressional Research Service related to mass murder with firearms, firearms regulation, domestic terrorism, and hate crime.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

President Obama on the Tragic Shooting in Orlando

Categories: Crime/Justice,Guns,Headlines,Presidency

https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2016/06/12/president-obama-tragic-shooting-orlando

Contains excerpts and full statement of the president on the shooting massacre in Orlando.  From the White House

 

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