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Electricity: Significant Changes Are Expected in Coal-Fueled Generation, but Coal is Likely to Remain a Key Fuel Source
GAO-13-72: Published: Oct 29, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 28, 2012.
Manufactured Housing Standards: Testing and Performance Evaluation Could Better Ensure Safe Indoor Air Quality
GAO-13-52: Published: Oct 24, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 24, 2012.
Rural Water Infrastructure: Additional Coordination Can Help Avoid Potentially Duplicative Application Requirements
GAO-13-111: Published: Oct 16, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 2012.
Energy-Water Nexus: Coordinated Federal Approach Needed to Better Manage Energy and Water Tradeoffs
GAO-12-880: Published: Sep 13, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 2012.
Recovery Act: Most DOE Cleanup Projects Are Complete, but Project Management Guidance Could Be Strengthened
GAO-13-23: Published: Oct 15, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 2012.
Water Pollution: EPA Has Improved Its Review of Effluent Guidelines but Could Benefit from More Information on Treatment Technologies
GAO-12-845: Published: Sep 10, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 10, 2012.
Oil and Gas: Information on Shale Resources, Development, and Environmental and Public Health Risks
GAO-12-732: Published: Sep 5, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 2012.
Unconventional Oil and Gas Development: Key Environmental and Public Health Requirements
GAO-12-874: Published: Sep 5, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 2012.
Human Capital: The Department of Health and Human Service's and Environmental Protection Agency's Use of Special Pay Rates for Consultants and Scientists
GAO-12-1035T: Published: Sep 14, 2012. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 2012.
Oil and Gas Management: Interior's Reorganization Complete, but Challenges Remain in Implementing New Requirements
GAO-12-423: Published: Jul 30, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 29, 2012.
Information Security: Environmental Protection Agency Needs to Resolve Weaknesses
GAO-12-696: Published: Jul 19, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 20, 2012.
EPA Regulations and Electricity: Better Monitoring by Agencies Could Strengthen Efforts to Address Potential Challenges
GAO-12-635: Published: Jul 17, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 16, 2012.
Air Pollution: EPA Needs Better Information on New Source Review Permits
GAO-12-590: Published: Jun 22, 2012. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 2012.
Payment to Counties: More Clarity Could Help Ensure County Expenditures Are Consistent with Key Parts of the Secure Rural Schools Act
GAO-12-775: Published: Jul 16, 2012. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 2012.
Conflict Minerals Disclosure Rule: SEC's Actions and Stakeholder-Developed Initiatives
GAO-12-763: Published: Jul 16, 2012. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 2012.
Nonpoint Source Water Pollution: Greater Oversight and Additional Data Needed for Key EPA Water Program
GAO-12-335: Published: May 31, 2012. Publicly Released: Jul 2, 2012.
Nonpoint Source Water Pollution: Greater Oversight and Additional Data Needed for Key EPA Water Program, Survey of Section 319 Project Managers (GAO-12-377SP, May 2012), an E-supplement to GAO-12-335
GAO-12-377SP: Published: May 31, 2012. Publicly Released: Jul 2, 2012.
Oil Dispersants: Additional Research Needed, Particularly on Subsurface and Arctic Applications
GAO-12-585: Published: May 30, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 2012.
Phosphate Mining: Oversight Has Strengthened, but Financial Assurances and Coordination Still Need Improvement
GAO-12-505: Published: May 4, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 2012.
Air Emissions and Electricity Generation at U.S. Power Plants
GAO-12-545R: Published: Apr 18, 2012. Publicly Released: May 18, 2012.
Unconventional Oil and Gas Production: Opportunities and Challenges of Oil Shale Development
GAO-12-740T: Published: May 10, 2012. Publicly Released: May 10, 2012.
Federal Land Management: Availability and Potential Reliability of Selected Data Elements at Five Agencies
GAO-12-691T: Published: May 3, 2012. Publicly Released: May 3, 2012.
Defense Infrastructure: DOD Can Improve Its Response to Environmental Exposures on Military Installations
GAO-12-412: Published: May 1, 2012. Publicly Released: May 2, 2012.
Energy Conservation and Climate Change: Factors to Consider in the Design of the Nonbusiness Energy Property Credit
GAO-12-318: Published: Apr 2, 2012. Publicly Released: May 2, 2012.
Army Corps of Engineers: Peer Review Process for Civil Works Project Studies Can Be Improved
GAO-12-352: Published: Mar 8, 2012. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 2012.
Renewable Energy Project Financing: Improved Guidance and Information Sharing Needed for DOD Project-Level Officials
GAO-12-401: Published: Apr 4, 2012. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 2012.
Oil and Gas: Interior Has Strengthened Its Oversight of Subsea Well Containment, but Should Improve Its Documentation
GAO-12-244: Published: Feb 29, 2012. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 2012.
Electronic Waste: Actions Needed to Provide Assurance That Used Federal Electronics Are Disposed of in an Environmentally Responsible Manner
GAO-12-74: Published: Feb 17, 2012. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 2012.
Endangered Sea Turtles: Better Coordination, Data Collection, and Planning Could Improve Federal Protection and Recovery Efforts
GAO-12-242: Published: Jan 31, 2012. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 2012.
Superfund: Status of EPA's Efforts to Improve Its Management and Oversight of Special Accounts
GAO-12-109: Published: Jan 18, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 2012.
Safety Effects of Less Prescriptive Requirements for Low-Stress Natural Gas Transmission Pipelines Are Uncertain
GAO-12-389R: Published: Feb 16, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 2012.
Energy-Water Nexus: Information on the Quantity, Quality, and Management of Water Produced during Oil and Gas Production
GAO-12-156: Published: Jan 9, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 2012.
Diesel Pollution: Fragmented Federal Programs That Reduce Mobile Source Emissions Could Be Improved
GAO-12-261: Published: Feb 7, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 2012.
Chemical Assessments: Challenges Remain with EPA's Integrated Risk Information System Program
GAO-12-42: Published: Dec 9, 2011. Publicly Released: Jan 9, 2012.
Hardrock Mining: BLM Needs to Revise Its Systems for Assessing the Adequacy of Financial Assurances
GAO-12-189R: Published: Dec 12, 2011. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 2011.
International Climate Change Assessments: Federal Agencies Should Improve Reporting and Oversight of U.S. Funding
GAO-12-43: Published: Nov 17, 2011. Publicly Released: Dec 19, 2011.
Station Fire: Forest Service's Response Offers Potential Lessons for Future Wildland Fire Management
GAO-12-155: Published: Dec 16, 2011. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 2011.
Mississippi River: Actions Are Needed to Help Resolve Environmental and Flooding Concerns about the Use of River Training Structures
GAO-12-41: Published: Dec 9, 2011. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 2011.
Green Building: Federal Initiatives for the Nonfederal Sector Could Benefit from More Interagency Collaboration
GAO-12-79: Published: Nov 2, 2011. Publicly Released: Dec 2, 2011.
Arizona Border Region: Federal Agencies Could Better Utilize Law Enforcement Resources in Support of Wildland Fire Management Activities
GAO-12-73: Published: Nov 8, 2011. Publicly Released: Nov 22, 2011.
Environmental Protection Agency: Actions Needed to Improve Planning, Coordination, and Leadership of EPA Laboratories
GAO-12-236T: Published: Nov 17, 2011. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 2011.
Climate Change Adaptation: Federal Efforts to Provide Information Could Help Government Decision Making
GAO-12-238T: Published: Nov 16, 2011. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 2011.
Environmental Justice: EPA Needs to Take Additional Actions to Help Ensure Effective Implementation
GAO-12-77: Published: Oct 6, 2011. Publicly Released: Nov 7, 2011.
Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Actions Needed to Reduce Evolving but Uncertain Federal Financial Risks
GAO-12-86: Published: Oct 24, 2011. Publicly Released: Oct 24, 2011.
Yucca Mountain: Information on Alternative Uses of the Site and Related Challenges
GAO-11-847: Published: Sep 16, 2011. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 2011.
Environmental Protection Agency: Management Challenges and Budget Observations
GAO-12-149T: Published: Oct 12, 2011. Publicly Released: Oct 12, 2011.
EPA Health Risk Assessments: Oversight and Sustained Management Key to Overcoming Challenges
GAO-12-148T: Published: Oct 6, 2011. Publicly Released: Oct 6, 2011.
Climate Monitoring: NOAA Can Improve Management of the U.S. Historical Climatology Network
GAO-11-800: Published: Aug 31, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 2011.
Excess Uranium Inventories: Clarifying DOE's Disposition Options Could Help Avoid Further Legal Violations
GAO-11-846: Published: Sep 26, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 2011.
Polar Satellites: Agencies Need to Address Potential Gaps in Weather and Climate Data Coverage
GAO-11-945T: Published: Sep 23, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 2011.