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Environmental and Natural Resources Law: Legislative History & Case Law

United States environmental law research involves federal and state statutes, administrative materials, cases and non-law materials. This research guide focuses primarily on federal environmental research.

Guide Outline


  • Getting Started
  • Administrative Materials
  • Lexis & Westlaw

Treatises & Looseleaf Services

Journals & Article Indexes

  • Current Awareness Services
  • General Information
  • Relevant law Journals

Primary Materials

  • Federal Laws
  • Proposed & Pending Legislation
  • Proposed Rules & Regulations

Legislative History & Case Law

  • Federal Case Law

Legislative History

You may need to research the legislative history of a particular federal act. Compiled legislative histories may be available on your subject.

Federal Case Law

Federal case law is reported in the Federal Reporter and the Federal Supplement. United States Supreme Court cases are reported in the U.S. Reports, the Supreme Court Reporter and the Lawyers Edition. All of these reporters are available in print and in electronic format.

  • Federal Reporter - Available on Lexis or Westlaw
  • Federal Supplement - Available on Lexis or Westlaw
  • Supreme Court Reporter - Available on Westlaw
  • United States Supreme Court Reports (Lawyer’s Edition) - Available on Lexis

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