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U.S. Domestic Policy Research

How to research policy and legislation applying to those in the United States of America

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Federal agencies

  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is a United States agency formed in 1970 "to protect human health and the environment."
  • The U.S. Department of the Interior is a United States executive department established in 1849. The department was formed to manage natural resources. It oversees land agencies that administer federal land policies, such as the regulation of energy development on federal land and land leasing for offshore energy development.
  • The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is a United States agency formed in 1940 "to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people." The FWS operates programs for the conservation, development and management of fish and wildlife.
  • The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is a United States agency formed in 1946 to manage more than 245 million surface acres of federal land. Its stated mission is "to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations." The bureau is a division of the U.S. Department of the Interior.





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