enviornmental laws and treaties

Timeline created by shanelord16
  • John Muir

    John Muir
    founded sierra club in 1892; fought unsuccessfully to prevent the damaging of the Hetch Hetchy Valley Yosemite National Park.
  • Gifford Pichot

    Gifford Pichot
    first chief of the US Forrest Service advocated managing resources for multiple use using principles of sustainable yield.
  • Lacey act

    Lacey act
    prohibits interstate transport of wild animals dead or alive without federal permit.
  • Rachel Carson

    Rachel Carson
    published silent spring in 1962. documented the environment domage done by DDT and other pesticides. which heightened publia awareness at the start of the modern environmental movement.
  • federal insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide act

    federal insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide act
    regulates the effectivness of all pesticides.
  • Garrett Hardin

    Garrett Hardin
    published "the tragedy of the commons" in the journal science in 1968; argued that rational people will exploit shared resources.
  • clean air act

    clean air act
    set emission standards for cars, and limits for release of air pollutants.
  • national wild and scenic rivers act

    national wild and scenic rivers act
    protects rivers with due to aesthetic, recreational, wildlife, historical, or cultural reasons.
  • national environmental policy act

    national environmental policy act
    environmental impact statements must be done before any project affecting federal lands can be started.
  • U.S marine mammal protection act

    U.S marine mammal protection act
    prohibits taking marine mammals in U.S waters and by U.S citizens, and the importing marine animals and products into the U.S.
  • endangere species act

    endangere species act
    identifies threatened and endangered species in the US, and puts their protection infront of economic considerations.
  • safe drinking water act

    safe drinking water act
    set maximum containment levels for poluants that may have adverse affect on human health.
  • low level radioactive policy act

    low level radioactive policy act
    all states must have facilities to handle low level radioactive wastes.
  • nuclear waste policy act

    nuclear waste policy act
    US government must develop a high level nuclear waste site by 2015
  • Ocean dumping ban act

    Ocean dumping ban act
    bans ocean dumping of sewage and sludge.
  • montreal protocol

    montreal protocol
    phase out of ozone depleteing substances.
  • food quality protection act

    food quality protection act
    sets pesticide limits in food, and al active and inactive ingredients must be scanned for estrogenic and endocrine effects.
  • kyoto protocol

    kyoto protocol
    controlling global warming be setting greenhouse gas emisions targets for developed countries.