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U.S. international environmental policy hearings before the Subcommittee on Human Rights and International Organizations of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, Ninety-eighth Congress, second session, June 14 and September 12, 1984. by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on Human Rights and International Organizations.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English


  • Environmental policy -- United States.,
  • Environmental policy -- United States -- International cooperation.

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Other titlesUS international environmental policy.
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Paginationiii, 234 p. ;
Number of Pages234
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Open LibraryOL17129220M

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