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 Collection: Congressional Research Service Reports
The Endangered Species Act: A Primer

The Endangered Species Act: A Primer

Date: March 31, 2005
Creator: Baldwin, Pamela; Buck, Eugene H & Corn, M. Lynne
Description: The Endangered Species Act (ESA)1 receives significant congressional attention. The associated power and reach of its comprehensive protection for species identified as endangered or threatened with extinction has ignited concern that there be appropriate bounds on this power. The following discussion provides an overview and background on the various features of the ESA that contribute to its stature and yet spark an ongoing debate over its implementation.
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The Abandoned Mine Land Fund: Grants Distribution and Issues

The Abandoned Mine Land Fund: Grants Distribution and Issues

Date: March 26, 1997
Creator: Bamberger, Robert L.
Description: The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA, P.L. 95-87), enacted in 1977, established reclamation standards for all coal surface mining operations, and for the surface effects of underground mining. It also established the Abandoned Mine Land (AML) program to promote the reclamation of sites mined and abandoned prior to the enactment of SMCRA. To finance reclamation of abandoned mine sites, the legislation established fees on coal production. These collections are divided into federal and state shares; subject to annual appropriation, AML funds are distributed annually to states with approved reclamation programs. This report describes the distribution of these funds and the various issues that arise from said distribution.
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The Natural Resources and Environment Function in the FY2000 Federal Budget: A Description of Programs and Funding

The Natural Resources and Environment Function in the FY2000 Federal Budget: A Description of Programs and Funding

Date: January 14, 2000
Creator: Bearden, David M
Description: None
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The Natural Resources and Environment Function in the FY2001 Federal Budget: An Overview of Programs and Funding

The Natural Resources and Environment Function in the FY2001 Federal Budget: An Overview of Programs and Funding

Date: April 17, 2000
Creator: Bearden, David M
Description: None
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The Natural Resources and Environment Function in the FY2003 Federal Budget: An Overview of Programs and Funding

The Natural Resources and Environment Function in the FY2003 Federal Budget: An Overview of Programs and Funding

Date: January 13, 2003
Creator: Bearden, David M
Description: None
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The Natural Resources and Environment Function in the FY2003 Federal Budget: An Overview of Programs and Funding

The Natural Resources and Environment Function in the FY2003 Federal Budget: An Overview of Programs and Funding

Date: February 10, 2003
Creator: Bearden, David M
Description: None
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The Natural Resources and Environment Function in the FY2003 Federal Budget: An Overview of Programs and Funding

The Natural Resources and Environment Function in the FY2003 Federal Budget: An Overview of Programs and Funding

Date: October 31, 2002
Creator: Bearden, David M
Description: None
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The Natural Resources and Environment Function in the FY2003 Federal Budget: An Overview of Programs and Funding

The Natural Resources and Environment Function in the FY2003 Federal Budget: An Overview of Programs and Funding

Date: August 15, 2002
Creator: Bearden, David M
Description: None
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The Natural Resources and Environment Function in the FY2003 Federal Budget: An Overview of Programs and Funding

The Natural Resources and Environment Function in the FY2003 Federal Budget: An Overview of Programs and Funding

Date: December 13, 2002
Creator: Bearden, David M
Description: None
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
The Natural Resources and Environment Function in the FY2003 Federal Budget: An Overview of Programs and Funding

The Natural Resources and Environment Function in the FY2003 Federal Budget: An Overview of Programs and Funding

Date: June 10, 2002
Creator: Bearden, David M
Description: None
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department