The U.S. congress and Arkansas state congress debate and pass environmental-protective legislation.
- U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works – Jurisdiction: Environment and Infrastructure.
Subcommittee on Children’s Health and Environmental Responsibility – Jurisdiction: Responsibility for policy issues in connection with protection of pregnant women, infants and children from environmental hazards.
Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health – Jurisdiction: Superfund and Brownfields, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), including recycling, Federal Facilities and interstate waste, Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA), Chemical Safety Board, Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), Environmental Justice and Risk Assessment.
Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife – Jurisdiction: Clean Water Act, including wetlands; Safe Drinking Water Act; Coastal Zone Management Act; Invasive Species; Fisheries and Wildlife, Endangered Species Act (ESA), National Wildlife Refuges; Outer Continental Shelf Lands.
- U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources – Jurisdiction: Energy production, Mineral lands & Mining, Fisheries & Wildlife, Public lands, Oceans, Native Americans, Irrigation and Reclamation.
- – Jurisdiction: Geothermal resources, Mineral resources & Mining interests (including petroleum, natural gas & radium) on public land and USGS.
- – Jurisdiction: Fisheries & Wildlife (including research, restoration and conservation), Oceanography and Insular areas.
- – Jurisdiction: National Park System, Forest reserves and Public lands (including entry, easements and grazing).
- – Jurisdiction: Water resources (including Interstate water issues) and Generation of electric power from federal water projects.