Environmental Laws

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  • Lacey Act of 1900

    It is designed to save endangered species.
  • Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act 1938, 1954, 1958

    This law regulated safety standards for food, drugs, and cosmetics before they were considered safe for consumer use.
  • Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act 1972,1988

    It required pesticides to undergo tests with regards to safety and effectiveness.It also controlled the labels of products.
  • The Clean Air Act of 1963, 1965, 1970, 1977, 1990

    The primary purpose of this act is to reduce and prevent pollutants in the air at a national level.
  • National Environmental Policy Act of 1969

    It set up procedural requirements for all federal government agencies to prepare environmental statements before a project could be carried out.
  • The Occupational Safety and Health Act

    It was designed to save lives in the work place.
  • Declaration of the Conference on the Human Environment of 1972

    It stressed the preservation of resources for future generations.
  • The Clean Water Act of 1977, 1981, 1987

    The main purpose of this act is to eliminate releases of high toxic substances into water, thus reducing water pollution.
  • Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of 1973

    It is a treaty designed to protect endangered plants and animals.
  • The Endangered Species Act 1973, 1982, 1985, 1988

    It was designed to protect critically endangered species from extinction.
  • The Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974, 1984, and 1996

    It ensures safe drinking water for the public. The law sets standards to ensure high water quality.
  • The Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976

    It regulates the introduction of new or already existing chemicals.
  • Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, 1986, 1990

    It is a United States federal law designed to clean up sites contaminated with hazardous substances.
  • Convention on the Law of the Sea of 1982

    It was concerned with public order at sea.
  • The Emergency Planning & Community Right-To-Know-Act

    The purpose of this act was to provide the government and the public with information about possible hazards, and to encourage and support emergecy planning.
  • The Oil Pollution Act of 1990

    It improved the nation's ability to prevent and respond to oil spills.It required companies to have a plan to prevent or clean up oil spills.
  • Food Quality Protection Act of 1996

    It insured pesticides in food met safety standards.
  • Convention of Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol of 1997

    It sets binding obligations on industrialized countries to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.
  • Convention of Ozone Depletion and the Montreal Protocol of 1986

    It is designed to protect the ozone layer by phasing out the production of numerous substances believed to be responsible for ozone depletion.