Reference/Links: U.S. Law & Policy


The Common Sense Taxpayer Scorecard - This site tells you how your Members of Congress vote to spend your money. Complete with contact information so you can let them know how you feel about it.

Congressional Quarterly - Great reference site for political/Congressional info. Including "American Voter," where you can compare your positions on key issues with those of specific members of Congress.

ECOLEX - Research national and international environmental law easily at this website, which features a searchable database of environmental treaties, legislation, court decisions and related literature.

League of Conservation Voters' Environmental Scorecards - See if your members of Congress are "environmental heroes" or "environmental zeroes."

Project Vote Smart - Database of political information with voting records and bios.

Public Citizen Congress Watch - Congress Watch has been at the forefront of efforts to constrain corporate and governmental power in order to protect consumer health, safety and the environment for more than 20 years.

Stateline.org - This site was created as a way to help keep concerned citizens informed about innovative public policies underway at the state level.

USGS Guide to Federal Environmental Laws and Regulations - Provides brief summaries of the major federal environmental laws, with links to the full text of each law and related resources.
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