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 Collection: Congressional Research Service Reports
Protecting Natural Resources and Managing Growth: Issues in the 107th Congress
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Protecting Natural Resources and Managing Growth: Issues in the 107th Congress
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Protecting Natural Resources and Managing Growth: Issues in the 107th Congress
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Protecting Natural Resources and Managing Growth: Issues in the 107th Congress
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Protecting Natural Resources and Managing Growth: Issues in the 107th Congress
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Protecting Natural Resources and Managing Growth: Issues in the 107th Congress
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Protecting Natural Resources and Managing Growth: Issues in the 107th Congress
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Soil and Water Conservation Issues
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Soil and Water Conservation Issues
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Soil and Water Conservation Issues
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Soil and Water Conservation Issues
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Soil and Water Conservation Issues
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Soil and Water Conservation Issues
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Soil and Water Conservation Issues
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Soil and Water Conservation Issues
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Soil and Water Conservation Issues
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Soil and Water Conservation Issues
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Soil and Water Conservation Issues
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Soil and Water Conservation Issues
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Soil and Water Conservation Issues
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Soil and Water Conservation Issues
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Soil and Water Conservation Issues
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Soil and Water Conservation Issues
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Soil and Water Conservation Issues
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Soil and Water Conservation Issues
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Soil and Water Conservation Issues
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Survey of Recent State Policies to Manage Growth and Protect Open Space
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Wetland Mitigation Banking: Status and Prospects
Wetland protection is controversial because the federal government regulates activities on private lands and because the natural values at some of these regulated sites are being debated. This controversy pits property owners and development interests against environmentalists and others who seek to protect the remaining wetlands. Mitigation banking, which allows a person to degrade a wetland at one site if a wetland at another site is improved, has been identified as a potential answer to this shrill and seemingly intractable debate. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs474/
Wetlands and Agriculture: Policy Issues in the 1995 Farm Bill
Wetlands protection efforts have been a major concern for agricultural interests since Congress enacted so-called swampbuster provisions in the 1985 Food Security Act. Under these provisions, all producers who alter wetlands risk losing certain farm program benefits. Determining which sites are wetlands and enforcement of penalties remain contentious issues. Controversy has been heightened by confusion over how this program is related to the principal Federal regulatory program to protect wetlands, section 404 of the Clean Water Act, and how wetland determinations affect land values and private property rights. Because the 103rd Congress did not reauthorize the Clean Water Act, some of the wetland issues raised in that debate might be raised in the farm bill. Another wetland protection program, the Wetland Reserve (WRP), was enacted in the 1990 farm bill. This program, which pays farmers to place wetlands under long-term or permanent easements, has been far less controversial. This paper reviews the swampbuster and WRP, as well as controversies surrounding delineation of wetlands and relationships between private property rights and wetland protection efforts. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs146/
Agricultural Wetlands: Current Programs and Legislative Proposals
Amending Federal laws to protect wetlands, especially agricultural wetlands, is a contentious issue for the 104th Congress. Critics contend that current programs are excessive in their reach and unfairly restrict private landowners. Supporters counter that these programs are critical if the Nation is to achieve the stated goal of no-net-loss of wetlands. The two major statutes under which agricultural wetlands are protected are swampbuster, enacted in the Agriculture, Food, Trade, and Conservation Act of 1985, and section 404, enacted in the 1972 Clean Water Act. This report describes both programs, emphasizing how they relate to each other. It explains how each program works, especially on agricultural wetlands, and the likely effect of proposed revisions to swampbuster. Also, it briefly considers other legislative proposals that would amend the section 404 program, which, if enacted, would further affect how agricultural wetlands are protected. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs6360/
The Administration's Lands Legacy Initiative in the FY2001 Budget Proposal - A Fact Sheet
The fact sheet compares the FY2001 funding request for the Administration's Lands Legacy Initiative to the FY2000 request and the enacted FY2000 appropriation. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs1275/
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