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News & Analysis In the Congress Volume 49, Issue 5

S. 816

would amend the Natural Gas Act to expedite approval of exports of small volumes of natural gas.

Natural Resources (generally)

S. 810

would clarify the authority of the Administrator of NOAA with respect to post-storm assessments.

Natural Disasters

S. 809

would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit against income tax for qualified conservation contributions that include National Scenic Trails.

Tax

S. 831

would direct the Secretary of the Interior to reissue final rules relating to listing the gray wolf in the western Great Lakes and Wyoming under the ESA.

Endangered Species Act (ESA)

H.R. 1747

would encourage partnerships among public agencies and other interested persons to promote fish conservation.

Wildlife (generally)

H.R. 1744

would provide for the consideration of energy storage systems by electric utilities as part of a supply side resource process.

Energy (generally)

H.R. 1743

would require the Secretary of Energy to carry out an energy storage research program, loan program, and technical assistance and grant program.

Energy (generally)

H.R. 1732

would amend the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to specify that the waiver authority under such Act includes NEPA and the ESA for the purpose of constructing physical barriers along the border.

Environmental Law and Policy/Governance

H.R. 1727

would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit against income tax for qualified conservation contributions that include National Scenic Trails.

Tax

H.R. 1716

would direct the Secretary of Commerce, acting through the Administrator of NOAA, to conduct coastal community vulnerability assessments related to ocean acidification.

Oceans