Environmental Laws and Regulations

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Recommended resources for environmental laws, regulations, and guidance (primarily U.S.).

Environmental Laws

Environmental Law: An Overview -- From Cornell University Law School.

U.S. EPA Laws and Regulations

Public and Private Laws -- Includes Federal laws from 1995. Provided by the U.S. Government Printing Office.

U.S. Code -- Includes the codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States from 1994 to the present.  Provided by the U.S. Government Printing Office.

Restricted access Congressional (Proquest - Formerly LexisNexis) -- Legislative histories, bills, laws, Congressional publications, Committee and Congress member information, and information from other sources. Mines receives the Basic Subscription and the Statutes at Large module.  For exact coverage, see Congressional Content Coverage Chart.

ECOLEX -- Gateway to international environmental law.

Environmental Regulations

U.S. EPA Regulatory Information by Topic and by Sector

Regulatory Development and Retrospective Review Tracker (Reg DaRRT) -- "Provides information to the public on the status of EPA's priority rulemakings and retrospective reviews of existing regulations."  Ability to search by phases of rulemaking, topics, and effects.

Code of Federal Regulations

Code of Federal Regulations -- Includes all titles from 1996 to the present. Provided by the U.S. Government Printing Office.

Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (eCFR) -- Includes the currently updated version of the Code of Federal Regulations, but is not an official legal edition of the CFR.  Provides by the U.S. Government Printing Office.

Regulations.gov -- Includes access to all current and proposed Federal regulations as well as supporting materials, public comments, and guidance.

Restricted access Congressional (Proquest - Formerly LexisNexis) -- Regulations -- Includes all Code of Federal Regulations titles from 1981 to the present and the Federal Register from 1980 to the present.

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Library Catalog

Restricted access LegalTrac -- Includes full text/citation coverage from 1980 to the present including "major law reviews, legal newspapersm bar association journals, and international legal journals."

Restricted access Academic Search Premier

Restricted access Academic One File

Google Scholar

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Prospector (regional catalog)


Specialized Information

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Regulations

State Statutes by Topic - Natural Resources -- From Cornell University Law School.

STRONGER - State Review of Oil & Natural Gas Environmental Regulations

Intermountain Oil & Gas BMP Project


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