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Mining on Federal Lands

Description: This report discusses the General Mining Law of 1872, which is the law that grants free access to individuals and corporations to prospect for minerals in public domain lands, and allows them, upon making a discovery, to stake (or “locate”) a claim on that deposit.
Date: January 11, 2005
Creator: Humphries, Marc
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Diamonds and Conflict: Background, Policy, and Legislation

Description: This report discusses issues surrounding "conflict diamonds" -- i.e., diamonds that have been mined and sold to support armed conflict -- as well as resulting U.S. policy responses. Policy makers' attention has also increasingly focused on the possible role that diamonds may play in the financing of terrorist operations.
Date: July 16, 2003
Creator: Cook, Nicolas
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Conservation Reserve Program: Status and Current Issues

Description: This report discusses the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) enacted in 1985, which provides payments to farmers to take highly erodible or environmentally-sensitive cropland out of production for ten years or more to conserve soil and water resources.
Date: August 16, 2007
Creator: Cowan, Tadlock
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lands and National Forests

Description: This brief focuses on several issues affecting Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Forest Service (FS) lands that are of interest to the 109th Congress, and does not comprehensively cover issues primarily affecting other federal lands.
Date: March 20, 2006
Creator: Gorte, Ross W. & Vincent, Carol H.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Renewable Energy Policy in the 2007 Farm Bill

Description: This report provides a summary of major legislative proposals for change in the farm bill energy title (Title IX) and compares current law with energy provisions from the recently approved House 2007 farm bill.
Date: October 1, 2007
Creator: Schnepf, Randy
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Conservation Reserve Program: Status and Current Issues

Description: This report discusses the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) enacted in 1985, which provides payments to farmers to take highly erodible or environmentally-sensitive cropland out of production for ten years or more to conserve soil and water resources.
Date: September 11, 2008
Creator: Cowan, Tadlock
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Federal Lands Managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Forest Service (FS): Issues for the 110th Congress

Description: The missions of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Forest Service (FS) are similar, and many issues, programs, and policies affect both agencies. This report focuses on several issues affecting both agencies’ lands that are likely to be of interest to the 110th Congress, including energy resources, hardrock mining, FS roadless areas, wild horses and burros, wilderness, wildfire protection, and others.
Date: May 9, 2008
Creator: Gorte, Ross W.; Vincent, Carol H.; Humphries, Marc & Alexander, Kristina
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Biosafety Protocol for Genetically Modified Organisms: Overview

Description: The Biosafety Protocol to the 1992 Convention on biological Diversity, adopted in early 2000, addresses the safe handling, transfer, and trade of biological organisms. The Protocol sets forth procedures and rules concerning trade in biological products, including genetically modified organisms (GMOs) that have engendered controversy, especially when they are used as agricultural crops. These rules are of key importance to U.S. economic interests in agriculture as well as those dealing in other genetically modified organisms. This report provides a brief summary of the key provisions of the Protocol and the major issues associated with them.
Date: July 5, 2000
Creator: Segarra, Alejandro E
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Forestry in the Farm Bill

Description: No Description Available.
Date: November 22, 2005
Creator: Gorte, Ross W
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mining on Federal Lands

Description: No Description Available.
Date: February 27, 2003
Creator: Humphries, Marc
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mining on Federal Lands

Description: No Description Available.
Date: April 3, 2003
Creator: Humphries, Marc
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mining on Federal Lands

Description: No Description Available.
Date: May 27, 2003
Creator: Humphries, Marc
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mining on Federal Lands

Description: No Description Available.
Date: July 3, 2003
Creator: Humphries, Marc
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mining on Federal Lands

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Date: August 21, 2003
Creator: Humphries, Marc
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mining on Federal Lands

Description: No Description Available.
Date: October 3, 2003
Creator: Humphries, Marc
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mining on Federal Lands

Description: No Description Available.
Date: June 11, 2002
Creator: Humphries, Marc
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mining on Federal Lands

Description: No Description Available.
Date: July 25, 2002
Creator: Humphries, Marc
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department