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Environmental policy -- United States

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View Resource Natural Resources Defense Council

From the Natural Resources Defense Council, this website has the latest news from the Hill, plus information everyone needs on the state of our air, water, land and health. Initial contents include "State of Nature," a regular bulletin on environmental legislation; action guidelines; and findings on subjects ranging from children and environmental carcinogens to the pollution of U.S. coastal...
View Resource The United States Environmental Protection Agency

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announce the availability of a WWW server providing Public Access to the EPA's Public Information.
View Resource Committee for the National Institute for the Environment (CNIE)

This site is intended to provide information on the NIE whose mission is "to improve the scientific basis for making decisions on environmental issues." The site includes information on the origin of the NIE, its accomplishments, and its current activities. Also included are sections on membership, fund-raising, and financial and legislative sponsors. The highlight of the site, however, is the...
View Resource Western Fuels Association

Western Fuels, "an especially aggressive industry player," offers alternative interpretations of the threat of global warming and warn against unnecessary regulations on US industry. Recently, delegates from 160 countries commenced a ten day conference in Kyoto, Japan to agree on a strategy to cut the world's emissions of greenhouse gases, which are thought to cause global warming. Any agreement,...
View Resource National Recommended Water Quality Criteria

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Water has released a publication concerning the quality of drinking water in America that supplements the recent 1997 National Public Water System Annual Compliance Report (discussed in the April 28, 1999 Scout Report for Science & Engineering). The National Recommended Water Quality Criteria is a compilation of the new recommended criteria for...
View Resource EPA Proposes Curb on Dumping Bioaccumulating Chemicals into Great Lakes

On Friday, September 24, 1999, Carol Browner of the Environmental Protection Agency announced a proposal to limit the dumping of bioaccumulative chemicals of concern (BCCs). BCCs are known to accumulate within living organisms and can move up the food chain, eventually affecting humans. Common BCCs include mercury, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), chlordane, DDT, dioxin, and mirex. The proposed...
View Resource US Methane Emissions 1990-2020: Inventories, Projections, and Opportunities for Reductions

The Environmental Protection Agency has released the 1999 report on national methane emissions, entitled "US Methane Emissions 1990-2020: Inventories, Projections, and Opportunities for Reductions." The report (EPA 430-R-99-013) may be downloaded in .pdf format either as a complete document or in separate sections: Cover, Executive Summary, and Introduction, 361K; Landfills and Appendix II, 130K;...
View Resource GNET: Global Environment and Technology

Built on the controversial belief that "environmental technologies offer the fastest and most effective means to address our planet's urgent environmental needs," the non-profit Global Environment and Technology Foundation (GETF) "promot[es] the development and use of innovative technology to achieve sustainable development." GNET, the organization's information news source, provides current news...
View Resource Consortium on Green Design and Manufacturing

Founded in 1993, the Consortium on Greening Design and Manufacturing (CGDM) encourages "multidisciplinary research and education on environmental management and pollution issues in critical industries." Faculty and students of several departments at Berkeley University, including mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, the School of Public Health, and the Hass School of Business, have...
View Resource Banning Off-Road Vehicles from the Nation's Parks

On June 9, the US Park Service ordered a ban on snowmobiles in a core area of Denali National Park. This announcement came in the wake of successful public outcry against Off-Road Vehicles (ORVs) -- including the banning of snowmobiles from most US national parks (except Alaska) in late April, and a similar banning of jet skis in late March. At a time when most Americans are parking their...
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