Enivornmental Science Landmarks

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    Environmental Dates

  • National Park Service Act

    National Park Service Act
    Established US national park service
  • Bald Eagle Protection Act

    Bald Eagle Protection Act
    Protects two species of eagle.
  • Public Health Service Act

    Consolidated and revised substantially all existing legislation relating to the public health service.
  • Antaractic Treaty System

    Antaractic Treaty System
    Establish Antarctica as a scientific preserve thus creating freedom of scientif investigation and no military advancement.
  • Clean Air Act

    Designed to control air pollution on a national level, requires EPA to develop and enforce regulations to protect the public from airborne contaminants.
  • Endangered Species Perservation Act

    Initiate and carry out programs that aim to conserve, restore and propegate certain species of indegineous fish and wild life determined to be in danger of extiction.
  • Silent Spring published

    Silent Spring published
    Inspired public concerns of pesticides and pollution of the environment and facilitated the ban of DDT.
  • Endangered Species Conservation Act

    Animals nearing extinction were not being given suffiecient protection.
  • National Enviornmental Policy Act

    US law that established policy of enhancing the enviornment and also estavlished the president's council on enviornmental quaility.
  • Fist Earth Day

    Capitalizes on emergency on conciousness channeling the engergy of anti-war and putting environmental concerns front and center.
  • clean air act reauthorized

    amendments were made that greatly expanded the federal mandate erquiring comprehensive federal and state reulations.
  • EPA (Enivronmantal Protection Agency) formed

    EPA (Enivronmantal Protection Agency) formed
    Agency provides federal research,monitering, and eforcement activities to ensure environmental protection
  • DDT Banned

    Banned for agricultural use world wide.
  • U.N. Enviornment Program Created

    U.N. Enviornment Program Created
    International institution that coordinates UN enviornmental activities.
  • clean water act

    establishes the basic structure for regulating discharges of pollutants into the waters of the us regulating quality standards for surfact waters.
  • endangered species act

    designed to protect critically imperiled species from extinction.
  • Toxic Substances Control Act

    Toxic Substances Control Act
    Provides EPA with authority to require repoting, record keeping and testing requirements, and restricitons relating to chemical substances.
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

    Control hazardous waste from "cradle to grave".
  • Love Canal Disaster

    Love Canal Disaster
    Niagra Falls upstate NY- Toxic waste from previous decades bubbled up into the town which cause a nuclear meltdown.
  • Three Mile Island accident

    Pennsylvania- Worst accident in US commercial and nuclear power plant history.
  • Chernobyl nuclear reactor explosion

    The result of a flawed reactor design that was operated with inadequately trained personnel, resulting in increased cancers.
  • Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

    Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
    Oil tanker spills 11 million gallons of crude oil alogn the Alaskan coast.
  • Establishment of US green building council

    Diverse group of people that are moving the building industry forward.
  • Food Quality Protection Act

    Food Quality Protection Act
    Managed the use of pesticides and mandated health base standards for pesticides used in foods.