[ + ]Agency for International Development (USAID): Environment and Global Climate Change
|Title||Agency for International Development (USAID): Environment and Global Climate Change|
|Description||USAID’s global climate change work focuses on issues including conserving biodiversity and forests, sustainable land management, global climate change, securing land tenure, and resource rights. Resources include program descriptions, strategies, news, fact sheets, manuals, articles, and case studies. Click “Environmental Compliance” to find the USAID Environmental Compliance database of environmental impact assessments.|
[ + ]Army Corp of Engineers
|Title||Army Corp of Engineers|
|Description||The Army Corps of Engineers Environmental Program focuses on restoring degraded ecosystems, constructing sustainable facilities, managing natural resources, and cleaning up contaminated sites from past military activities. The site provides regulations, public laws, guidance documents, newsletters, program descriptions, news archives, fact sheets, maps and charts, press releases, videos, and links to related websites.|
[ + ]Congressional Research Service Reports: Environmental Reports
|Title||Congressional Research Service Reports: Environmental Reports|
|Description||CRS reports are well-researched, in-depth reports prepared for Congress. EveryCRSReport.com posts thousands of CRS reports on environmental and related topics. Use the Search Box or Browse by Topic.|
[ + ]Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) under the Obama Administration
|Title||Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) under the Obama Administration|
|Description||The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) coordinates federal environmental efforts and works closely with agencies and White House officials to develop environmental policies and initiatives. Resources include News, blogs, guidance documents, executive orders, regulations, and descriptions of current CEQ initiatives.|
[ + ]Department of Agriculture (USDA)
|Title||Department of Agriculture (USDA)|
|Description||USDA’s work includes a wide variety of topic areas: animals; biotechnology, climate solutions, conservation, data, disaster, farming, food and nutrition, forestry, health and safety, organic, plants, recreation, research and science, rural, and trade. The site’s resources include: bills, guidance documents, regulations, administrative orders, statutes, blogs, reports, news, photos, videos, fact sheets, speeches, and newsletters.|
[ + ]Department of Agriculture (USDA): Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC)
|Title||Department of Agriculture (USDA): Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC)|
|Description||The AWIC is mandated by the Animal Welfare Act. The Laws and Guidelines section provides information on federal, state, and international statutes and regulations governing animals used in research, testing, teaching, and exhibition. Users can also find information through the AWIC Bulletin, search by keyword or browse the website’s content by subject.|
[ + ]Department of Agriculture: Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
|Title||Department of Agriculture: Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)|
|Description||NRCS provides farmers and ranchers with financial and technical assistance to make conservation improvements on their land. The NRCS site contains information on a variety of topics, such as land use, soils, water, air, plants and animals, energy, and climate change. Useful resources on the website include: congressional testimony, fact sheets, data, maps, news, photos, blogs, videos, and databases all related to agriculture and conservation.|
[ + ]Department of Energy (DOE)
|Title||Department of Energy (DOE)|
|Description||DOE aims to “ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.” DOE programs relate to vehicles, manufacturing, home weatherization, energy efficiency, climate change, and renewable energy. A variety of offices exist within DOE, including those related to Indian energy policy and programs, advanced research, science, loan programs, environmental management, legacy management, fossil energy, nuclear energy, and electricity delivery and reliability. The Agency organizes its online content into the following categories: Public Services, Science & Innovation, Energy Saver, About Energy.gov, and Offices. Users may also search the entire site using the search box.|
[ + ]Department of Justice: Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD)
|Title||Department of Justice: Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD)|
|Description||ENRD of the DOJ prosecutes violators of federal environmental laws and defends challenges to federal environmental programs and activities. The ENRD is comprised of several sections: Natural Resources, Appellate, Environmental Enforcement, Environmental Defense, and Environmental Crimes. Resources on the site include press releases, cases, policy statements, Congressional hearings, fact sheets, and speeches.|
[ + ]Department of the Interior (DOI)
|Title||Department of the Interior (DOI)|
|Description||DOI “protects America’s natural resources and heritage, honors our cultures and tribal communities, and supplies the energy to power our future.” DOI manages our nation’s “lands, water, wildlife, and energy resources.” The website provides relevant news, videos, photos, speeches, memoranda, Congressional testimony, and editorials.|
[ + ]Department of the Interior: Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
|Title||Department of the Interior: Bureau of Land Management (BLM)|
|Description||BLM is responsible for managing many of our nation’s natural resources, including 245 million acres of public lands. BLM is involved with energy, fire, grazing, planning, recreation, national conservation lands, wild horses & burros, and much more. Click “Information Center” > “BLM Library” > “Publications” to access the BLM Library and electronic resources. BLM’s website provides relevant reports, statistics, fact sheets, guidance documents, articles, databases (some are subscription only), bibliographies, land records, maps, statutes, regulations, administrative orders, federal register notices, news, and photos.|
[ + ]Department of the Interior: National Park Service
|Title||Department of the Interior: National Park Service|
|Description||The National Park Service (NPS) administers the national park system, which includes 405 parks, 582 natural landmarks, 2,461 historic landmarks, 68,561 archaeological sites, 43,162 miles of shoreline, 49 heritage areas, and 88 million acres of land and water.
Resources: Statistics, photos, videos, maps, statutes, public laws, regulations, executive orders, guidance documents, director’s orders, newsletters, databases, reports, and fact sheets.
[ + ]Department of the Interior: U.S. Geological Survey
|Title||Department of the Interior: U.S. Geological Survey|
|Description||The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) provides scientific information on the health of our ecosystems and environment, natural hazards, natural resources, climate change, and land use.
Resources: Statutes, public laws, reports, news, speeches, photos, videos, podcasts, data, articles, books, and websites related to topics including carbon sequestration, coastal areas, floods and droughts, water resources, mineral resources, invasive species, fisheries, wildlife, and energy.
[ + ]Energy Information Administration (EIA)
|Title||Energy Information Administration (EIA)|
|Description||The U.S. EIA provides independent statistical data and analysis related to energy, the economy, and the environment. This website provides access to an incredible amount of information related to the policy and science of energy. Browse by topic (analysis & projections, markets & finance, and environment), by source (petroleum & other liquids, coal, natural gas, renewable & alternative fuels, nuclear & uranium, electricity, consumption & efficiency, and total energy), or by geography (U.S. states, international, and maps). The site connects to various outlooks, such as the short-term outlook, annual energy outlook, and international energy outlook. Users may also search the entire site with the search box.|
[ + ]Energy Star
|Description||Energy Star is a voluntary energy efficiency labeling program administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy. The program includes resources related to energy efficient products, energy savings at home, energy efficient new homes, and energy strategies for buildings & plants. The site connects users to Energy Star’s online tools, including “My Energy Star,” to create their own dashboard for monitoring and reducing their energy consumption at home or across their portfolio of buildings. Includes access to energy programs in specific areas, financing information, resources by property type, and information specific to programs, including associations, commercial and industrial programs, federal agencies, and state and local governments. Users can also search website content using the search box.|
[ + ]Environmental Protection Agency
|Title||Environmental Protection Agency|
|Description||The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) mission is, simply put, to protect human health and the environment.
Use the Environmnental Topics option or go directly to “Laws & Regulations.”|
[ + ]Environmental Protection Agency: EIS Database
|Title||Environmental Protection Agency: EIS Database|
|Description||The EPA Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Database provides information about EISs filed by federal agencies pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The page also has links to an overview of NEPA, EISs in each region, and information about EPA compliance with NEPA.
Resources: EISs filed during the past 10+ years, EPA comment letters for EISs. Note: the website does not include the full text of the EISs—only the identifying information.
[ + ]Environmental Protection Agency: Enforcement and Compliance History Online
|Title||Environmental Protection Agency: Enforcement and Compliance History Online|
|Description||EPA’s Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) is a database containing permit data, inspection dates and filings, violations, enforcement actions, and penalties assessed for about 800,000 regulated facilities.
Resources: Administrative orders, permit data, violations, enforcement actions, maps, etc.
[ + ]Environmental Protection Agency: National Service Center for Environmental Publications
|Title||Environmental Protection Agency: National Service Center for Environmental Publications|
|Description||EPA’s National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP) is a database of free EPA print and online documents.
Resources: There is “Fields Search” option to find documents by author, publisher, subject, and date. Reports, guidance documents, newsletters, and books.
[ + ]Environmental Protection Agency: Science Inventory
|Title||Environmental Protection Agency: Science Inventory|
|Description||The EPA Science Inventory is a database of scientific research, mostly from the EPA Office of Research and Development covering a large number of focus areas from air to sustainability to water, etc.
Resources: Books, data, articles, newsletters, reports, fact sheets, databases, maps, videos, and presentations.
[ + ]Environmental Protection Agency: Toxics Releases Inventory (TRI) Program
|Title||Environmental Protection Agency: Toxics Releases Inventory (TRI) Program|
|Description||EPA’s Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) tracks emissions, spills, and discharges of certain toxic chemicals from industrial sectors.
Resources: Click TRI Resources > “TRI Data and Tools” to search the TRI databases. Click “TRI Pollution Prevention (P2) Tool” to see how different industries have reduced their toxic releases. Click “myRTK” to see TRI data near your location. Click “TRI Explorer” or “Envirofacts” for comprehensive, advanced search options. Information about TRI, statutes, regulations, executive orders, and proposed rulemakings.
[ + ]Fed Stats
|Description||Site provides statistics for more than 100 federal agencies. Select “Energy” under “Agencies by Subject” for a list of relevant federal agencies and data coverage areas. Or select “Energy” under Topic Links.|
[ + ]Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
|Title||Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)|
|Description||FERC regulates the interstate transmission of electricity, natural gas, and oil, reviews proposals to build liquefied natural gas terminals and interstate natural gas pipelines, and licenses hydropower projects. FERC is an independent Commission that is part of the executive branch of the U.S. government. FERC’s Legal Resources tab provides a number of resources, including federal statutes, major orders and regulations, administrative litigation alternative dispute resolution resources, memoranda of understanding, and staff reports and papers. Search the site via the search box, or browse tabbed topics, including: documents and filings, industries, legal resources, market oversight, enforcement, and resources, where you will find information that includes: a glossary of terms and acronyms, enforcement resources, market reports and analyses, market snapshots, and guides.|
[ + ]Fish & Wildlife Service
|Title||Fish & Wildlife Service|
|Description||The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is a bureau within the Department of the Interior that enforces federal wildlife laws, protects endangered species, manages migratory birds, restores nationally significant fisheries, helps foreign governments with conservation efforts, and provides funding to State fish and wildlife agencies. Users can browse through extensive information including species maps, photos, videos, reports, fact sheets, data, news, guidance documents, statutes, regulations, proposed rulemakings, treaties, articles, newsletters, and Congressional testimony.|
[ + ]Forest Service
|Description||The United States Forest Service (USFS) mission is “to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.” The USFS manages 154 national forests and 20 national grasslands.
Resources: Maps, project descriptions, news, blogs, Congressional testimony, regulations, statutes, reports, and handbooks.|
[ + ]Government Accountability Office
|Title||Government Accountability Office|
|Description||The Government Accountability office (GAO) is an independent, nonpartisan agency that investigates how the federal government spends tax dollars to help improve performance and ensure accountability.
Resources: Blogs, reports, regulations, podcasts, websites, and guidance documents. Click “Key Issues” > “Topics” to find GAO reports and multimedia related to Energy, Transportation, and Natural Resources and Environment.
[ + ]House of Representatives: Committee on Energy and Commerce
|Title||House of Representatives: Committee on Energy and Commerce|
|Description||The House Committee on Energy and Commerce considers legislation about telecommunications, consumer protection, food and drug safety, public health research, environmental quality, energy policy, and interstate and foreign commerce.
Resources: Summaries of the Committee’s issues, news, videos, photos, blogs, fact sheets, Committee hearings, Committee votes, podcasts, and bills.|
[ + ]House of Representatives: Committee on Natural Resources
|Title||House of Representatives: Committee on Natural Resources|
|Description||The House Committee on Natural Resources considers legislation about energy production, mineral lands and mining, fisheries and wildlife, public lands, oceans, Native Americans, irrigation and reclamation.
Resources: Summaries of the Committee’s issues, speeches, news, videos, photos, Committee hearings, Committee votes, bills, and Committee reports.
[ + ]National Institutes of Health
|Title||National Institutes of Health|
|Description||The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the medical research agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is divided into 27 Institutes and Centers, including the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).
Resources: The NIEHS page has information on many topics, such as air pollution, dioxins, endocrine disrupters, hazardous waste, lead, ozone, pesticides, and water pollution. Newsletters, fact sheets, news, reports, guidance documents, videos, photos, and websites.
[ + ]National Institutes of Health: U.S. National Library of Medicine
|Title||National Institutes of Health: U.S. National Library of Medicine|
|Description||The U.S. National Library of Medicine is the world’s largest biomedical library.
Resources: The site features public databases of biomedical and public health resources. News, videos, books, journals, articles, maps, data, and a medical dictionary.
[ + ]National Library of Medicine: Toxicology Data Network
|Title||National Library of Medicine: Toxicology Data Network|
|Description||The U.S. National Library of Medicine’s Toxicology Data Network (TOXNET) is a group of databases focused on chemicals and drugs, diseases and the environment, environmental health, occupational safety and health, poisoning, risk assessment and regulations, and toxicology.
Resources: Databases, articles, books, fact sheets, reports, and data.|
[ + ]National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
|Title||National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration|
|Description||The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is responsible for conserving and managing marine ecosystems and resources, and understanding and predicting changes in weather, climate, oceans, and coasts. NOAA is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Resources: News, Congressional testimony, policy briefs and letters, maps, and articles.
[ + ]National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
|Title||National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)|
|Description||The National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS) is responsible for the “stewardship of the nation’s ocean resources and their habitat.” NMFS manages fish stocks, protects endangered species and marine mammals, conserves habitat, performs research, promotes international cooperation, enforces against illegal fishing, fosters aquaculture, and inspects seafood.
Resources: News, videos, podcasts, photos, statutes, regulations, permit information, and data.|
[ + ]Regulations.gov
|Description||Regulations.gov is a platform to search and comment on proposed Federal regulations and view related documents.
Resources: Proposed and final rules, adjudications, and related documents such as scientific and technical findings, guidance documents, and comments. Users can search by keyword, agency, date, and document type. Users can also browse by topic. Click “Learn” for an overview of the rulemaking process.
[ + ]Senate: Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
|Title||Senate: Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry|
|Description||The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry considers bills related to agricultural policies. It is comprised of five sub-committees: Commodities, Risk Management, and Trade; Rural Development and Energy; Conservation, Forestry, and Natural Resources; Nutrition, Specialty Crops, and Agricultural Research; and Livestock, Marketing, and Agriculture Security.
Resources: News, Committee hearings, legislation (including bills), Committee reports, and statutory compilations of federal agriculture laws.
[ + ]Senate: Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
|Title||Senate: Committee on Energy and Natural Resources|
|Description||The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources considers legislation related to “energy resources and development, including regulation, conservation, strategic petroleum reserves and appliance standards; nuclear energy; Indian affairs; public lands and their renewable resources; surface mining, Federal coal, oil, and gas, other mineral leasing; territories and insular possessions; and water resources. It is comprised of four subcommittees: Energy; National Parks; Public Lands, Forests, and Mining; and Water and Power.
Resources: News, websites, Committee hearings, legislation (including bills), reports, fact sheets, speeches, and letters.
[ + ]Senate: Committee on Environment and Public Works
|Title||Senate: Committee on Environment and Public Works|
|Description||The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works considers legislation related to pollution, transportation, nonmilitary nuclear power, wildlife, public buildings, and environmental policy.
Resources: News, speeches, blogs, reports, legislation (including bills), and Committee hearings.