U.S. Department of State - Great Seal

U.S. Department of State

Diplomacy in Action

Environment

-06/28/10   The 2010 Oil Spill: Criminal Liability Under Wildlife Laws  [162 Kb]
-06/04/10   The 2010 Oil Spill: The Minerals Management Service (MMS) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)  [274 Kb]
-09/08/10   The 2010 Oil Spill: Natural Resource Damage Assessment Under the Oil Pollution Act  [612 Kb]
-07/10/08   Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR): Legislative Actions in the 110th Congress  [199 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/10/08   Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR): Legislative Actions Through the 110th Congress, First Session  [201 Kb]  -- Updated
-02/08/07   Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWAR): New Directions in the 110th Congress -- NEW!
-06/15/11   Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR): A Primer for the 112th Congress  [942 Kb]
-03/25/05   Air Quality: Multi-Pollutant Legislation in the 109th Congress -- Updated
-01/13/04   Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR): Controversies for the 108th Congress -- Updated
-02/13/08   The Bali Agreements and Forests  [72 Kb]  -- NEW!
-02/03/09   Biochar: Examination of an Emerging Concept to Mitigate Climate Change
-05/15/12   Canadian Oil Sands: Life-Cycle Assessment of Greenhouse Gas Emissions  [588 Kb]
-08/06/09   Carbon Sequestration in Forests
-02/23/09   Carbon Tax and Greenhouse Gas Control: Options and Considerations for Congress
-12/09/09   Cars and Climate: What Can EPA Do to Control Greenhouse Gases from Mobile Sources?
-11/12/09   Cars and Climate: What Can EPA Do to Control Greenhouse Gases from Mobile Sources?
-05/08/09   Cars and Climate: What Can EPA Do to Control Greenhouse Gases from Mobile Sources?
-07/05/13   Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues for Congress  [1346 Kb]
-06/07/13   Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues for Congress  [1335 Kb]
-05/24/13   Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues for Congress  [1312 Kb]
-04/25/13   Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues for Congress  [1238 Kb]
-08/01/12   Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues for Congress  [1191 Kb]
-02/27/12   Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues for Congress  [1168 Kb]
-12/23/11   Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues for Congress  [1155 Kb]
-07/07/11   Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues for Congress  [868 Kb]
-04/07/11   Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues for Congress  [677 Kb]
-10/08/10   Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues for Congress  [648 Kb]
-03/30/10   Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues for Congress  [633 Kb]
-06/14/10   China and the United States - A Comparison of Green Energy Programs and Policies  [264 Kb]
-07/18/11   China's Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Mitigation Policies  [341 Kb]
-01/06/11   Clean Air Act: A Summary of the Act and Its Major Requirements  [250 Kb]
-02/15/07   Clean Air Act: A Summary of the Act and Its Major Requirements  [150 Kb]  -- Updated
-05/09/05   Clean Air Act: A Summary of the Act and Its Major Requirements -- Updated
-01/16/09   Clean Air Issues in the 111th Congress
-09/28/05   Clean Water Act Issues in the 109th Congress -- Updated
-08/28/13   Climate Change and Existing Law: A Survey of Legal Issues Past, Present, and Future  [489 Kb]
-07/02/12   Climate Change and Existing Law: A Survey of Legal Issues Past, Present, and Future  [404 Kb]
-01/26/10   Climate Change and the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS): Looking to 2020
-08/22/08   Climate Change and International Deforestation: Legislative Analysis  [180 Kb]  -- NEW!
-11/05/09   Climate Change: Comparison of the Cap-and-Trade Provisions in H.R. 2454 and S.1733
-05/30/08   Climate Change: Comparison of S.2191 as Reported (now S.3036) with Proposed Boxer Amendment  [109 Kb]  -- NEW!
-08/29/11   Climate Change: Conceptual Approaches and Policy Tools  [459 Kb]
-09/14/09   Climate Change: Costs and Benefits of the Cap-and-Trade Provisions of H.R.2454
-05/15/08   Climate Change: Costs and Benefits of S. 2191  [527 Kb]  -- NEW!
-03/06/09   Climate Change: Current Issues and Policy Tools
-06/03/08   Climate Change: Current Issues and Policy Tools  [197 Kb]  -- Updatd
-04/12/10   Climate Change: EU and Proposed U.S. Approaches to Carbon Leakage and WTO Implications  [974 Kb]
-12/08/08   Climate Change: Federal Laws and Policies Related to Greenhouse Gas Reductions
-09/16/13   Climate Change Legislation in the 113th Congress  [312 Kb]
-01/07/08   Climate Change Legislation in the 110th Congress  [198 Kb]  -- Updated
-01/06/05   Climate Change Legislation in the 108th Congress -- Updated
-05/14/09   Climate Change: Potential Regulation of Stationary Greenhouse Gas Sources Under the Clean Air Act
-03/06/07   Climate Change: The Role of the U.S. Agriculture Sector -- NEW!
-06/19/09   Climate Change: The Role of the U.S. Agriculture Sector and Congressional Action
-11/12/09   Comparison of Climate Change Adaptation Provisions in S. 1733 and H.R. 2454
-10/11/06   Debt-for-Nature Initiatives and the Tropical Forest Conservation Act: Status and Implementation -- Updated
-08/05/10   The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Coastal Wetland and Wildlife Impacts and Response  [716 Kb]
-12/16/10   Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: The Fate of the Oil  [982 Kb]
-02/17/11   The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and the Gulf of Mexico Fishing Industry  [235 Kb]
-05/04/11   Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Highlighted Actions and Issues  [160 Kb]
-09/13/10   Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Highlighted Actions and Issues  [132 Kb]
-06/18/10   Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Selected Issues for Congress  [768 Kb]
-05/27/10   Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Selected Issues for Congress  [672 Kb]
-03/24/10   Deforestation and Climate Change  [544 Kb]
-04/22/13   Drought in the United State: Causes and Issues for Congres  [946 Kb]
-04/02/12   Effects of Radiation from Fukushima Dai-ichi on the U.S. Marine Environment  [572 Kb]
-04/15/11   Effects of Radiation from Fukushima Daiichi on the U.S. Marine Environment  [466 Kb]
-04/05/11   Effects of Radiation from Fukushima Daiichi on U.S. Marine Environment  [447 Kb]
-05/07/09   Environmental Activities of the U.S. Coast Guard
-12/20/13   Environmental Laws: Summaries of Major Statutes Administered by the Environmental Protection Agency  [923 Kb]
-10/08/10   Environmental Laws: Summaries of Major Statutes Administered by the Environmental Protection Agency  [832 Kb]
-01/07/08   Environmental Laws: Summaries of Major Statutes Administered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  [520 Kb]  -- Updated
-02/28/07   Environmental Laws: Summaries of Major Statutes Administered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  [514 Kb]  -- Updated
-10/25/04   Environmental Protection Issues in the 108th Congress -- Updated
-02/05/09   Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP): Status and Issues
-06/08/10   EPA Regulation of Greenhouse Gases: Congressional Responses and Options  [224 Kb]
-08/16/10   Federal Civil and Criminal Penalties Possibly Applicable to Parties Responsible for the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill  [151 Kb]
-02/20/08   Federal Pollution Control Laws: How Are They Enforced?  [293 Kb]  -- NEW!
-02/19/09   Fishery, Aquaculture, and Marine Mamal Issues in the 111th Congress
-08/16/10   Geoengineering: Governance and Technology Policy  [435 Kb]
-03/27/02   Global Climate Change -- Updated
-02/06/07   Global Climate Change and Wildlife -- NEW!
-07/27/12   The Global Climate Change Initiative (GCCI): Budget Authority and Request, FY2010-FY2013  [323 Kb]
-06/01/11   The Global Climate Change Initiative (GCCI): Budget Authority and Request, FY2008-FY2012  [212 Kb]
-07/21/05   Global Climate Change: The Kyoto Protocol -- Updated
-06/17/09   Greenhouse Gas Legislation: Summary and Analysis of H.R. 2454 as Reported by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce
-07/27/09   Greenhouse Gas Legislation: Summary and Analysis of H.R. 2454 as Passed by the House of Representatives
-04/12/10   International Agreements on Climate Change: Selected Legal Questions  [252 Kb]
-06/03/13   International Climate Change Financing: The Climate Investment Funds (CIFs)  [344 Kb]
-05/05/11   International Climate Change Financing: The Climate Investment Funds (CIF)  [242 Kb]
-04/16/13   International Climate Change Financing: The Green Climate Fund (GCF)  [297 Kb]
-12/12/11   International Climate Change Financing: The Green Climate Fund (GCF)  [282 Kb]
-06/23/11   International Climate Change Financing: The Green Climate Fund (GCF)  [197 Kb]
-11/18/10   International Climate Change: A Negotiations Side-by-Side  [248 Kb]
-06/03/13   International Environmental Financing: The Global Environment Facility (GEF)  [945 Kb]
-01/16/09   Issues in Green Building and the Federal Response: An Introduction
-05/09/12   Keystone XL Pipeline Project: Key Issues  [590 Kb]
-05/27/09   Market-Based Greenhouse Gas Control: Selected Proposals in the 111th Congress
-01/07/11   Methane Capture: Options for Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction  [449 Kb]
-09/17/09   Methane Capture: Options for Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction
-04/25/08   Ocean Commissions: Ocean Policy Review and Outlook  [138 Kb]  -- Updated
-06/02/10   Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA): Liability of Responsible Parties  [207 Kb]
-07/16/12   Oil Sands and the Keystone XL Pipeline: Background and Selected Environmental Issues  [1250 Kb]
-05/13/11   Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico: CRS Experts  [115 Kb]
-04/30/10   Oil spills in U.S. Coastal Waters: Background, Governance, and Issues for Congress  [383 Kb]
-06/26/13   President Obama's Climate Action Plan  [294 Kb]
-05/21/13   The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative: Lessons Learned and Issues for Policymakers  [457 Kb]
-09/21/10   Regulating Coal Combustion Waste Disposal: Issues for Congress  [274 Kb]
-01/11/08   Regulation of Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions: State and Federal Standards  [75 Kb]  -- NEW!
-10/14/10   Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS): Overview and Issues  [389 Kb]
-06/18/12   Rio+20: The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, June 2012  [333 Kb]
-05/18/09   The Role of Offsets in a Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cap-and-Trade Program: Potential Benefits and Concerns
-04/04/08   The Role of Offsets in a Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cap-and-Trade Program: Potential Benefits and Concerns  [250 Kb]  -- NEW!
-05/22/13   Severe Thunderstorms and Tornadoes in the United States  [430 Kb]
-12/09/09   Status of the Copenhagen Climate Change Negotiations
-11/05/09   Status of the Copenhagen Climate Change Negotiations
-03/08/07   The Supreme Court Takes Five Environmental Cases for Its 2006-2007 Term -- NEW!
-06/15/10   U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea: Living Resources Provisions  [168 Kb]
-06/22/09   U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea: Living Resources Provisions
-02/08/11   A U.S.-Centric Chronology of the International Climate Change Negotiations  [232 Kb]
-03/30/10   A U.S.-centric Chronology of the International Climate Change Negotiations  [201 Kb]
-01/07/10   A U.S.-centric Chronology of the International Climate Change Negotiations
-12/23/08   A U.S.-centric Chronology of the International Climate Change Negotiations
-02/24/11   U.S. Global Climate Change Policy: Evolving Views on Cost, Competitiveness, and Comprehensiveness  [210 Kb]
-06/25/10   U.S. Global Climate Change Policy: Evolving Views on Cost, Competitiveness, and Comprehensiveness  [206 Kb]
-01/29/09   U.S. Global Climate Change Policy: Evolving Views on Cost, Competitiveness, and Comprehensiveness
-11/19/13   U.S. - Mexico Water Sharing: Background and Recent Developments  [1048 Kb]
-11/19/12   Update on Controlling Greenhouse Gases from International Aviation  [459 Kb]
-11/24/08   The World Bank's Clean Technology Fund (CTF)