Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

States Perform

Categories: Business/Economics,Crime/Justice,Education,Energy,Environment,Govt Finance,Health/Medical,Transportation

http://www.statesperform.org/

Offers access to performance measurement data for the 50 states in 6 areas: fiscal and economic, public safety and justice, energy and environment, transportation, health and human services, and education.  From the Council of State Governments

 

State of the Global Climate in 2016

Categories: Arctic/Antarctic,Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,Natural Resources,Science/Technology

http://library.wmo.int/opac/doc_num.php?explnum_id=3414

2016 was the warmest year on record: 1.1 degrees Centigrade above the pre-industrial period and 0.06 above the previous record set in the previous year.  Covers key findings in temperature, oceans, greenhouse gases, precipitation, sea ice and glaciers, and extreme events.  From the World Meteorological Organization

 

National Transportation Noise Mapping Tool

Categories: Environment,Statistics,Transportation

https://maps.bts.dot.gov/noise/BTSNoiseMappingToolDocumentation_March2016.pdf

A new product which aims to track the level of noise exposure to the U.S. population from aviation and interstate highways.  See Noise Data folder here.  From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics

 

 

 

EPA Withdraws Information Request for the Oil and Gas Industry

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

https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-withdraws-information-request-oil-and-gas-industry

Text of announcement that withdraws request that operators of oil and gas facilities provide information on equipment and methane emissions at existing operations.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

The Essential Neil Gorsuch Reader: What Judge Gorsuch Cases Should You Read?

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/essential.pdf

Offers links to key opinions written by the nominee for the Supreme Court arranged according to categories of law at issue.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

High-Risk Series: Progress on Many High-Risk Areas, While Substantial Efforts Needed on Others

Categories: Environment,Govt Finance,Native Americans,Population/Census

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/682765.pdf

Every two years a new list of high financial risk programs is issued by GAO.  This year sees one program removed (sharing of information about terrorism) and three added (2020 Census, Management of Programs serving Indian tribes, and federal environmental liabilities).  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Program Data and Tools

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Environment,Maps/Geography,Statistics,Waste Management

https://www.epa.gov/toxics-release-inventory-tri-program/tri-data-and-tools

Offers a list of tools to allow for searching of toxic chemical releases down to the state and county level.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

2015 TRI [Toxics Release Inventory] National Analysis: Executive Summary

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Environment,Statistics,Waste Management

https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2017-01/documents/tri_na_2015_executive_summary.pdf

Annual release of data on release of certain toxic chemicals to the earth, air, and water by U.S. industries.  The 2015 report covers nearly 22,000 facilities.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

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