The Congressional Research Service (CRS), an arm of the Library of Congress, has for years produced excellent nonpartisan explainers for members of Congress whose facts need quick help. But Congress has long denied the taxpaying public direct access to CRS reports. Leakers, somewhere in the Congress that abhors leakers, we guess, have blessedly shared them with the Federation of American Scientist's Project on Government Secrecy — whom the WatchDog thanks for sharing these links:
- "Unapproved Genetically Modified Wheat Discovered in Oregon: Status and Implications," Congressional Research Service (R43100), June 7, 2013, by Tadlock Cowan.
- "Earthquake Risk and U.S. Highway Infrastructure: Frequently Asked Questions," Congressional Research Service (R41746), June 5, 2013, by William J. Mallett, Nicole T. Carter, Peter Folger.
- "Carbon Capture and Sequestration: Research, Development, and Demonstration at the U.S. Department of Energy," Congressional Research Service (R42496), June 10, 2013, by Peter Folger.
- "Congressional Primer on Responding to Major Disasters and Emergencies," Congressional Research Service (R41981), May 24, 2013, by Francis X. McCarthy and Jared T. Brown.
- "The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative: Lessons Learned and Issues for Policymakers," Congressional Research Service (R41836), May 21, 2013, by Jonathan L. Ramseur.
- "Regulation of Fertilizers: Ammonium Nitrate and Anhydrous Ammonia," Congressional Research Service (R43070), May 14, 2013, by Dana A. Shea, Linda-Jo Schierow, and Scott Szymendera.
- "Energy and Water Development: FY2013 Appropriations," Congressional Research Service (R42498), April 25, 2013, by Carl E. Behrens.