Bureau of Reclamation - Established in 1902, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is best known for the dams, powerplants, and canals it constructed in the 17 western states. These water projects led to homesteading and promoted the economic development of the West. Reclamation has constructed more than 600 dams and reservoirs including Hoover Dam on the Colorado River and Grand Coulee on the Columbia River. Today, it is the largest wholesaler of water in the country, bringing water to more than 31 million people, and providing one out of five Western farmers (140,000) with irrigation water for 10 million acres of farmland that produce 60% of the nation's vegetables and 25% of its fruits and nuts.
Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) - A non-profit, public interest organization established in
1970 to use existing laws to protect the environment and to advocate environmental law reforms. It is also a free legal advisory clinic for
the public, and will act at hearings and in courts on behalf of citizens or citizens' groups who are otherwise unable to afford legal
Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) - A public interest, not-for-profit environmental law
firm. Provides a full range of environmental legal services in both international and comparative national law, including: policy research
and publication, advice and advocacy, education and training, and institution building.
Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB-India) - About
CPCB: Statutory organisation, constituted in September, 1974 under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act,
1974. CPCB is also entrusted with powers and functions under the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981.
Clean Air Act - Air pollution and prevention
control. U.S. Code Title 42, Chapter 85.
Earthjustice - Works through
the courts to safeguard public lands, national forests, parks, and wilderness areas; to reduce air and water pollution; to prevent toxic
contamination; to preserve endangered species and wildlife habitat; and to achieve environmental justice.
EnviroLink - Environmental resources and information.
Environet - Resources for environmental professionals.
Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (E-LAW) - Public interest lawyers from 10 countries sharing
strategies and legal and scientific information across borders to promote environmental protection. Today, more than 300 public interest
advocates from 60 countries participate in the E-LAW network.
Enforcement & Compliance History Online (ECHO) - This Web site allows you to search for
facilities in your community for the purpose of determining whether: EPA or State/local governments have
conducted compliance inspections, violations were detected, or enforcement actions were taken and penalties were assessed in response to
environmental law violations.
Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (E-LAW) - Protecting the environment through law across borders.
Hundreds of grassroots lawyers and scientists around the world call on the E-LAW network for legal and scientific tools, resources
Environmental Law: An Overview - Provided by Cornell Law School's Legal
Information Institute. U.S. federal statutes, agency regulations, state material, internatonal material, and addtional resources.
Environmental Law Foundation (ELF) - Among ELF's principal concerns is an enforcement program for
polluters designed to protect the environment and public health, particularly to protect those with the least choice and greatest
vulnerability to toxic risks.
Environmental Law Institute (ELI) - Through its information services, training courses and seminars,
research programs, and policy recommendations, ELI activates a broad constituency of environmental professionals in government,
industry, the private bar, public interest groups, and academia.
Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) - A U.S. midwest public interest environmental advocacy
organization working to achieve cleaner energy resources and implement sustainable energy strategies, promote innovative and efficient
transportation and land use approaches that produce cleaner air and more jobs, and develop sound environmental management practices that
conserve natural resources and improve the quality of life in our communities.
EPA Clean Air Act - This page lists the sections of the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990. Click
on a specific title to see a list of that title's sections. Click on a specific section to see the text of that section.
EPA Fugitives - Defendants charged with environmental crimes or violations of
the U.S. Federal Criminal Code sometimes flee the court's jurisdiction and/or the USA rather than face prosecution or to serve a
sentence. When these circumstances occur, the defendants become fugitives from justice. The wanted posters on this site identify fugitives
sought by the EPA's Criminal Investigation Division. Each one provides a brief case summary and instructions on how to report
information related to their identity and/or current location.
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council - Formed to oversee restoration of the injured
ecosystem through the use of the $900 million civil settlement. The Trustee Council consists of three state and three federal
trustees (or their designees). A Public Advisory Committee meets two or three times annually and advises the Trustee
Council on decisions relating to allocation of funds, conduct of injury assessment, and conduct of restoration activities related to
the Exxon Valdez oil spill, including the Gulf Ecosystem Monitoring Research (GEM) program.
Federal Register - Database for the 1994-present Federal
Register. The Federal Register is the official daily publication for Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of U.S. federal agencies and organizations, as well as Executive Orders and other Presidential
Law Review (HELR) - Publishes articles on a broad range of environmental affairs, such as land use; air, water, and noise regulation;
toxic substances control; radiation control; energy use; workspace pollution; science and technology control; and resource use and
International Law Project for Human, Economic and Environmental Defense (HEED) - A project of the National Lawyers Guild, Los Angeles. Dedicated to using international law to protect the
fundamental rights of present and future generations of human beings and the biosphere. Confronts neo-liberal economics, free-trade
ideology, corporate domination, dangerous technologies, unsustainable use of natural resources, and the unequal distribution of social
power in U.S. courts and through techniques such as economic pressure, petitions to revoke corporate charters, boycotts, media campaigns,
community organizing, demonstrations, education, exposure of rights abusers, suits in international human rights tribunals, administrative
complaints to financial and other international institutions, and promotion of models for a new, sustainable economy.
Journal of Environmental Law - An
authoritative source of informed analysis, condensing essential environmental law information into just two issues a year. Published by Oxford University Press.
Office of Administrative Law Judges
(OALJ) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's OALJ is an independent office in the Office of the Administrator of
the EPA. The Administrative Law Judges conduct hearings and render decisions in proceedings between the EPA and
persons, businesses, government entities, and other organizations which are or are alleged to be regulated under environmental laws.
Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER) - Provides policy, guidance and
direction for the Agency's solid waste and emergency response programs. Develops guidelines for the land disposal of hazardous waste and
underground storage tanks. Provide technical assistance to all levels of government to establish safe practices in waste management. Also,
see OSWER Laws and Regulations.
RCRA Online - RCRA Online is an electronic database that indexes thousands of letters, memoranda, publications, and questions and answers issued
by EPA's Office of Solid Waste (OSW). These documents represent past EPA Headquarters interpretations of the RCRA regulations governing the management of solid, hazardous, and medical waste.
Users can locate documents through topical, full text, and advanced search functions.
Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (RMMLF) - An educational organization dedicated to providing
scholarly research of the laws and issues affecting domestic and international mineral and water resources. The goals of the Foundation are
to foster and encourage a scholarly and yet practical study of the law and applicable regulations relating to oil and gas, mining, water,
public land management, land use, conservation, environmental protection, and other related areas.
Rodgers' Environmental Law - A highly regarded and
comprehensive guide to environmental statutes, court decisions, and administrative regulations governing air and water pollution, land
management, toxic and hazardous wastes, and pesticides.
Rotterdam Convention on Trade in Hazardous Chemicals (PIC) - Toxic pesticides and other hazardous
chemicals kill or seriously sicken thousands of people every year. They also poison the natural environment and damage many wild animal
species. Governments started to address this problem in the 1980s by establishing a voluntary Prior Informed Consent procedure. PIC
required exporters trading in a list of hazardous substances to obtain the prior informed consent of importers before proceeding with the
Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) - A global treaty to protect human health
and the environment from persistent organic pollutants (POPs). POPs are chemicals that remain intact in the environment for long periods,
become widely distributed geographically, accumulate in the fatty tissue of living organisms and are toxic to humans and wildlife. POPs
circulate globally and can cause damage wherever they travel. In implementing the Convention, Governments will take measures to eliminate
or reduce the release of POPs into the environment.
Superfund - The U.S. EPA administers the Superfund program, whose purpose is clean up the clean up the nation's worst uncontrolled hazardous waste sites.
Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) - Provides Parties, representatives of observer organisations and others
interested in the UNFCCC process, with a one-stop source of news, data, information and documents. The Convention now has 195 Parties and is
approaching universal membership. Since the adoption of the Convention, Parties have continued to negotiate in order to agree on
decisions and conclusions that will advance its implementation. Parties launched a new round of negotiations at COP 1 (Berlin, March/April 1995) to strengthen the commitments of Annex I Parties. These negotiations resulted in the adoption
of the Kyoto Protocol at COP 3 (Kyoto, December 1997).
The Kyoto Protocol was signed by 84 Parties, and has received some 39
ratifications. Many Annex I Parties, however, stated that they needed to have a clearer picture of the operational
details of the Protocol before they could ratify it. At COP 4 (Buenos Aires, November 1998), Parties adopted the
so-called Buenos Aires Plan of Action (.pdf), setting out
a programme of work both to advance the implementation of the Convention and to flesh out the operational details of the Kyoto
Protocol. This programme of work was conducted in the subsidiary bodies and at COP 5 (Bonn, October/November 1999),
with a deadline of COP 6 (The Hague, November 2000). At COP 6 part II (Bonn, July 2001), Parties
finally succeeded in adopting the Bonn Agreements on the Implementation of
the Buenos Aires Plan of Action (.pdf), COP 7 will meet in Marrakesh in November 2001.
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - Environmental research, cleanup, technology, data and information
collection, environmental impacts, DOE libraries, energy glossary, information tools, publications center, and more.
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