Congress still won't publish the great unclassified explainers prepared at taxpayer expense by the Congressional Research Service. Good thing the Federation of American Scientists' Project on Government Secrecy has published them. Here are some relevant to the environment/energy beat.
- "Electric Utility Infrastructure Vulnerabilities: Transformers, Towers, and Terrorism," Congressional Research Service (R42795), April 9, 2004, by Amy Abel, Paul W. Parfomak, Dana A. Shea.
- "Emergency Relief Program: Federal-Aid Highway Assistance for Disaster-Damaged Roads and Bridges," Congressional Research Service (R42804), November 1, 2012, by Robert S. Kirk.
- "Federal Involvement in Flood Response and Flood Infrastructure Repair: Storm Sandy Recovery," Congressional Research Service (R42803), October 31, 2012, by Nicole T. Carter.
- "Natural Gas in the U.S. Economy: Opportunities for Growth," Congressional Research Service (R42814), November 6, 2012, by Robert Pirog and Michael Ratner.
- "Maritime Territorial and Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) Disputes Involving China: Issues for Congress," Congressional Research Service (R42784), October 22, 2012, by Ronald O'Rourke.
- "Energy Policy: 112th Congress Issues and Legislative Proposals," Congressional Research Service (R42756), November 8, 2012, by Carl E. Behrens.
- "U.S. Renewable Electricity: How Does Wind Generation Impact Competitive Power Markets?" Congressional Research Service (R42818), November 7, 2012, by Phillip Brown.
- "Government Transparency and Secrecy: An Examination of Meaning and Its Use in the Executive Branch," Congressional Research Service (R42817), November 8, 2012, by Wendy Ginsberg, Maeve P. Carey, L. Elaine Halchin, and Natalie Keegan.