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Energy and Natural Resources Law: Home

Resources for coverage of energy law and its impact on natural resources.

Treatises and Study Aids

Study Guides on Reserve

Energy Law in a Nutshell, Reserve KF2120.Z9765

Environmental Law: Examples and Explanations, Reserve KF3775.Z9 F45


Looseleaf and Subscription Services

Federal Laws

Important Legislation

Endangered Species Act (ESA)  7 U.S.C. § 136, 16 U.S.C. § 1531

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) 42 U.S.C. § 6901 et seq.

Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), or SuperFund 42 U.S.C. § 9601 et seq.

Clean Air Act (CAA) 42 USC § 7401 et seq.

Clean Water Act (CWA), 33 U.S.C. § 1251 et seq.

LexisNexis Academic  or Westlaw
United States Code, Energy: Titles 16, 30, 42; Natural Resources and Environment: Titles 16, 30, 40, 42, 43

 Legislative Research Sources

CQ Weekly 
Provides political and legislative news, features, trends, forecasts and congressional voting records.

Congressional Research Service (CRS) 
Govtrack tracks legislation and congressional activities.

Full-text law journals and historical collections of U.S. federal government documents.

House Committee on Energy and Commerce

House Committee on Natural Resources

ProQuest Congressional 
Congressional documents dating back to 1789

Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works


Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 
Current federal regulations, codified into subjects or "titles."  See title 10 on Energy, title 36 on Parks, Forests, and Public Property, and Title 40 on Protection of the Environment.

Federal Register 
Daily publication of federal new and proposed regulations and executive orders. 
U.S. government regulations from federal agencies. Search for a proposed rule, final rule or rule notice or submit a comment on a regulation.

Other Helpful Resources

Here are some important sources for energy and environment law research.

Administrative Agency Research Guide

Washlaw's ENERGY Menu