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Environment Reporter
http://pubs.bna.com/ip/BNA/ENR.NSF
Current reports providing coverage of legislative, regulatory, legal, and policy news concerning the environment, plus authoritative documentation of federal laws, rules, cases, and mining regulation. Includes full text judicial opinions, rulings, and memoranda. The license to this database restricts access to SIU Law Users only.
Publisher: Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.

Natural Resources Law: An Overview
http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/index.php/Natural_resources
One of the Legal Information Institute's "Law About ..." pages, which provide brief summaries of law topics with links to key primary source material, other Internet resources, and useful offnet references.
Publisher: Cornell Law School. Legal Information Institute.

United States Government Information

Department of the Interior
http://www.doi.gov/
The DOI includes the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Mineral Management Service, National Park Service, Office of Surface Mining, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the U.S. Geological Survey. Browse the site by Activities, Initiatives, Issues, or Bureaus and Offices. The Index tab at the top links to a page with more details and there is a site search box.

Department of the Interior: Laws and Regulations
http://www.doi.gov/non-profit/lawx.html
Laws and regulations related to the mission of the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Office of Surface Mining, U.S. Geological Survey, and Indian Arts and Crafts Board. Some of the bureaus also have laws and regulations on their pages.

Department of Agriculture: Forest Service
http://www.fs.fed.us/
There is a navigational menu in the left column. Click on Projects and Policies, then Environmental Appeals and Decisions for information on appeals and litigation, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and the National Forest Management Act (NFMA).

Department of Agriculture: Natural Resources Conservation Service
http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/
Use buttons across the top, a navigational column down the left side, a site search box, or the site map to find information

Department of Commerce: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
http://www.noaa.gov/
The site index and site map let you access NOAA pages by topic. But you have to scroll more than halfway down the page to find links to the major Organizations or Services within NOAA and to the Offices of International and Legislative Affairs.

State Information

Illinois Department of Natural Resources
http://www.dnr.state.il.us/
Includes information about the DNR and its programs, publications, research and surveys, existing and proposed administrative rules, press releases and announcements.

Illinois Statutes on Fish
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs2.asp?ChapterID=42
Illinois Statutes on Wildlife
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs2.asp?ChapterID=43
Illinois Statutes on Conservation
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs2.asp?ChapterID=44
These are only the main groupings of Illinois statutes on these topics. For more Illinois statutes, check the index to the Illinois Compiled Statutes at KFI1230.3 .A3, or search the statutes at http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs.asp

State Statutes Dealing with Natural Resources
http://www.law.cornell.edu/topics/state_statutes3.html#natural_resources
State Statutes Dealing with Fish and Game
http://www.law.cornell.edu/topics/state_statutes2.html#fish_and_game
Two of the Legal Information Institute's State Statutes by Topic pages.
Publisher: Cornell Law School. Legal Information Institute.

Organizations

ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources
http://www.abanet.org/environ/

Earthjustice
http://www.earthjustice.org/
Non-profit public interest law firm dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment.

EnviroLink Network
http://www.envirolink.org
Non-profit organization that has been providing access to thousands of online environmental resources since 1991.

Environmental Organization WebDirectory!
http://www.webdirectory.com/
Links to a wide range of environmental organizations.

Natural Resources Defense Council
http://www.nrdc.org
NRDC uses law, science and the support of more than 1 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things.

Nature Conservancy
http://www.nature.org/
Works with communities, businesses and individuals to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.


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