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This is a collection of useful web sites for teaching public policy in the earth sciences. If you know of web sites, journal articles or other references that are useful for teaching and learning about public policy issues, let us know about them.

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Science Policy Program part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is part of the National Council for Science and the Environment and seeks to provide support for policies and programs that increase the role of science in achieving environmental goals. ...

US State Agencies, Legislatures, Courts part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website contains links to home pages, elected officials, environmental agencies, legislatures, and courts from all fifty states.

Montana Department of Environmental Quality part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website features environmental information including rules and regulations, enforcement, press releases, legal notices, environmental impact statements, environmental assessments, and air ...

State Environmental Resource Center part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website provides information on Wisconsin environmental policies and assembles information and tools to help legislators make decisions on environmental issues. The State Environmental Resource ...

Oceans & Coastal Resources: A Briefing Book part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website features information on legislative issues that involve ocean pollution, food from the sea, energy and mineral development, marine transportation, and military applications. A variety of ...

Agriculture Policy Briefing Book: Legislative Issues part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website features links to information on legislative issues such as farm support, conservation and resources, animal agriculture, the 2002 Farm Bill and other topics. The research, analysis, and ...

Global Climate Change Briefing Book part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website presents general resources and legislative issues related to global climate change. The site includes greenhouse gas sources, trends and effects on the environment, the text of the Kyoto ...

Kentucky Legislature part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website contains links to information about the Kentucky Legislature, including lists of legislators and contacts for the state, laws, maps and kids pages. The list can be used to help students ...

Global Warming Facts and Our Future part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This virtual museum website provides easily understood scientific information that helps both policy makers and the public answer important questions about the changing global climate in order to ...

American Society of Limnology and Oceanography part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) is a professional organization for researchers and educators in the field of aquatic science. The society supports programs in public ...

Radiation Exposure Compensation Program part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is the Justice Department's Radiation Exposure Compensation Program homepage. This site features information about the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act, including claimant categories, claim ...

Coalbed Methane Development in the West: Primer part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 352-page PDF document, compiled by the Colorado University School of Law, is a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of coalbed methane. This primer seeks to contribute to public policy ...

Geothermal Energy Development Regulatory Overview part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This pdf document provides an overview of the statutes and regulations for geothermal development within National Parks and on public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management.

Environmental Risk Assessment part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is the homepage for a course on environmental risk assessment taught by Douglas Crawford-Brown at the University of North Carolina. This course provides an overview of the evidential ...

Enviros, Residents Join Legal Battle Over Coalbed Methane part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article from the Bozeman Daily Chronicle describes the combined efforts of Gallatin County Commissioners, environmentalists, and homeowners in the Bozeman Pass area to deny J.M. Huber Corp. a ...

Moratorium Imposed on Coalbed Methane Drilling part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article from the Bozeman Daily Chronicle describes the creation of a temporary ban on coalbed methane development near Bozeman, Montana. The local county commission created an emergency zoning ...

Geography 135: Climate Summit part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This resource is a role-playing geography course at UC-Santa Barbara. In this cooperative learning exercise students are challenged to assume the roles of nations and organizations in order to ...

Potential Groundwater Drawdown and Recovery from Coalbed Methane Development in the Powder River Basin, Montana part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 58-page PDF document from the US Bureau of Land Management assesses the potential impacts of coalbed methane development on water resources in Montana's Powder River Basin. The study explores ...

Water Classifications and Rights part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 40-page PDF document is a chapter from a book on coalbed methane. This chapter presents a summary of general water planning issues, including water classifications and water rights as they ...

Policy Debate: Power Plants on Navajo Land part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article discusses actions of the tribal government and community response related to plans to develop Desert Rock, a 1,500-megawatt coal-fired power plant, on 600 acres of tribal land in San ...