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  1. CRS Reports No Longer Secret, Thanks to FAS Secrecy Project

    February 11, 2015 Congress keeps secret the top-notch nonpartisan explainers from the Congressional Research Service. Or tries to. Thanks to the Federation of American Scientists' Government Secrecy Project, you can read the...

    cmacdonald - 02/25/2015 - 18:10

  2. More Secret Reports from Congressional Research Service

    ... need for public policy crib sheets. Here are some recent CRS reports relevant to environmental journalists, helpfully released by the ... 22, 2014, by Peter Folger and Mary Tiemann. "CRS Insights: Latin America and Climate Change," Congressional Research ...

    cmacdonald - 01/28/2015 - 19:36

  3. New Move Afoot To Let Taxpayers Read CRS Reports They Pay For

    ... made them public anyway. So the restricted release of CRS reports may be more about a charade that makes Congress members feel ... out of public hands or protecting actual secrets. Most CRS reports, once released, quickly go online in libraries run by ... of the clubby Hill culture to public scrutiny. And publish CRS reports. CRS reports are actually the least of it. The bill would give ...

    cmacdonald - 04/07/2010 - 18:58

  4. FAS Publishes CRS Reports That Congress Still Keeps from Taxpaying Public

    ... can benefit. The pending April 2011 retirement of CRS Director Daniel P. Mulhollan may be an occasion for the reconsideration of this policy. "CRS Director’s Retirement Renews Old Questions," Secrecy News, ...

    cmacdonald - 02/24/2011 - 23:17

  5. More CRS Reports on Environment/Energy Leaked by Unknown Source

    March 5, 2014 Congress funds and orders up a great array of non-partisan expert explainers on the issues of the day via the Congressional Research Service. Unfortunately, Congress does not think the voting public can handle the...

    cmacdonald - 03/05/2014 - 20:24

  6. Secret CRS Reports on Environment Published

    January 8, 2014 Taxpayers' money funds the Congressional Research Service as it produces objective and authoritative reports on issues facing Congress — many on subjects of interest to environmental journalists. Congress, however,...

    cmacdonald - 01/08/2014 - 19:58

  7. Science Group Liberates More Tax-Funded CRS Reports

    ... and public can read them. Here is a selection of recent CRS reports relevant to environment and energy. "Oil and Natural Gas ...

    cmacdonald - 11/20/2013 - 18:54

  8. CRS Publishes Cost-Benefit Analysis of House Climate Bill

    ... bill. The wide range of information included, and the CRS synthesis, can provide a helpful way for you to gauge current and future ... of costs and benefits (keeping in mind the numerous caveats CRS makes about the reliability and comparability of these kinds of long-term ...

    cmacdonald - 10/06/2009 - 20:30

  9. Why Does Congress Keep CRS Reports Secret? One Possible Answer

    ... Quinones reported December 19, 2012, objected to the way a CRS analyst characterized their bill, and were considering trying to change CRS ' findings. "Coal Ash: Congress, Research Agency May Be on ...

    cmacdonald - 01/02/2013 - 21:42

  10. Fossil Fuel Basics: Two Good, Current Primers From CRS

    ... American Scientists has posted these reports online (since CRS still doesn't make its own reports publicly available). " ... Congressional Research Service, Oct. 28, 2009 . CRS authors: Gene Whitney, Carol Glover, and Carl E. Behrens. ...

    cmacdonald - 11/27/2009 - 21:37