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ENVS 3020 Advanced Writing for ENVS: Government Science & Policy

Environmental Science and Government Policy

The government plays a critical role in creating, debating, and publishing scientific and environmental policy. From regulations passed by the EPA, to debates held in Congress over climate change, the government has something to say about nearly every issue related to the environment.  This section provides a rich selection of government reports, policies, regulations, laws, and debate.

Government Science Resources

Government Agency Publications

Technical Reports

Technical Reports are the results of government funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related studies

Custom Google Search

Use the following custom Google search box to look for reports, websites, briefs, and more environmental policy issues from international organizations

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Congressional Documents and Policy


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In-Class Activity

Database Comparison Surveys

Look at your handout and identify which group you belong to. Follow the link below to fill out your survey.


Open Access Federal Agency Databases

Federal Regulations

These three resources will help you understand and track environmental rules and regulations