Environmental Laws

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  • National Park Service Act

    National Park Service Act
    This act created the National Park Service, a new federal bureau in the Department of the Interior responsible for protecting the 35 national parks and monuments then managed by the department and those yet to be established.
  • Soil Conservation Act

    Soil Conservation Act
    Allows the government to pay farmers to reduce production to conserve and prevent soil erosion.
  • Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, Rodenticide Act

    Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, Rodenticide Act
    The Federal statute that governs the registration, distribution, sale, and use of pesticides in the United States.
  • Clean Air Act

    Clean Air Act
    Section added to the Act to provide research and technical assistance to enable the control of air pollutin at its source.
  • Fish and Wildlife Act

    Fish and Wildlife Act
    The purpose of the bill was to establish " a comprehensive national fish, shellfish, and wildlife resources policy with emphasis on the commercial fishing industry.
  • Price-Anderson Act

    Price-Anderson Act
    The main purpose of the Act is to partially indemnify the nuclear industry against liability claims arising from nuclear incidents while still ensuring compensation coverage for the general public.
  • Widerness Act

    Widerness Act
    The result of this law to protect federal wilderness and to create a formal mechanism for designating wilderness.
  • Land and Water Conservation Act

    Land and Water Conservation Act
    Provides money to federal, state and local governments to purchase land, water and wetlands for the benefit of all Americans.
  • Water Resources Planning Act

    Water Resources Planning Act
    This law addressed crucial issues impacting water quality and supplies, which had suffered detrimental impacts by the mid-twentieth century.
  • Water Quality Act

    Water Quality Act
    This act was created to protect and ensure the quality of surface and ground waters.
  • Species Conservation Act

    Species Conservation Act
    This authorized the United States Secretary of the Interior to develop a comprehensive list of species or subspecies of animals threatened with worldwide extinction. It also prohibited the importation from any foreign country any animal-whole or in part, any product, or any egg belonging to a species on that list.
  • Freedom of Information Act

    Freedom of Information Act
    Any person has a right to obtain access to federal agency records.
  • National Trails System Act

    National Trails System Act
    The Act created a series of National trails "to promote the preservation of, public access to, travel within, and enjoyment and appreciation of the open-air, outdoor areas and historic resources of the Nation."
  • National Environmental Policy Act

    National Environmental Policy Act
    Establishes a U.S. national policy promoting the enhancement of the environment.
  • Marine Mammal Protection Act

    Marine Mammal Protection Act
    Protects all marine mammals within the waters of the United States.
  • Clean Water Act

    Clean Water Act
    This act governswater pollution. The objective of this act is to maintain the purity of water by eliminating harsh chemicals.
  • Endangerd Species Act

    Endangerd Species Act
    (ESA) An Act to provide for the conservation of endangered and threatened species of fish, wildlife, and plants, and for other purposes.
  • Renewable Resources Planning Act

    Renewable Resources Planning Act
    Law which authorizes long-range planning by the United States Forest Service to ensure the future supply of forest resources while maintaining a quality environment.
  • Safe Drinking Water Act

    Safe Drinking Water Act
    This law is intended to ensure safe drinking water for the public.
  • Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species

    Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species
    (CITES) Multilateral tready to protect endangered plants and animals.
  • Federal Land policy and Management Act

    Federal Land policy and Management Act
    (FLPMA) A United States federal law that governs the way in which the public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management are managed.
  • Forest and Rangeland renewable Resources Planning Act

    Forest and Rangeland renewable Resources Planning Act
    Authorizes long-range planning by the US Forest Service to ensure a future supply of forest resources.
  • National Forest Management Act

    National Forest Management Act
    This law is the primary statute governing the administration of national forests and was an amendment to the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974.
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

    Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
    Governs the disposal of solid waste and hazardous waste.
  • Soil and Water Conservation Act

    Soil and Water Conservation Act
    This law requires USDA to periodically prepare a national plan for soil and water conservation on private lands based on an inventory and appraisal of existing resource conditions and trends.
  • Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act

    Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act
    The primary federal law that regulates the environmental effects of coal mining in the United States.
  • Artic Conservation Act

    Artic Conservation Act
    Protection for all animals in the environment on the continent of Antartica. Addressed after the excessive fishing of whales and seals in this environment.
  • Energy Tax Act

    Energy Tax Act
    The objective of this law was shift from oil and gas supply toward energy conservation; thus, to promote fuel efficiency and renewable energy through taxes and tax credits.
  • Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liabilirty Act

    Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liabilirty Act
    Unitest States federal law designed to clean up sites contaminated with hazardous substances and pollutants.
  • Low Level Radioactive Policy Act

    Low Level Radioactive Policy Act
    Established the legal and regulatory framework governing the disposal of low-level radioactive waste in the United States.
  • Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act

    Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act
    Established a national policy for promoting protection and intelligent use of fish and wildlife resources.
  • Nuclear Waste Policy Act

    Nuclear Waste Policy Act
    A comprehensive national program for the safe, permanent disposal of highly radioactive wastes.
  • International Environmental Protection Act

    International Environmental Protection Act
    Authorizes the President to assist other countries in wildlife and plant protection.
  • Food Security Act

    Food Security Act
    Allowed lower commodity price and income supports. Established a dairy herd buyout program.
  • Emergency Wetlands Resources Act

    Emergency Wetlands Resources Act
    Allocated funds from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) for the purchase of wetlands by the Secretary of Interior.
  • Montreal Protocol

    Montreal Protocol
    International treaty designed to protect the ozone layer by phasing out the production of numerous substances that are responsible for ozone depletion.
  • Ocean Dumping Ban Act

    Ocean Dumping Ban Act
    This law marked an end to almost a century of sewage sludge and industrial waste dumping into the ocean.
  • Madrid Protocol

    Madrid Protocol
    A system for registering and managing marks worldwide.International treaty adopted to remove troubles that some countries had from the Madrid Agreement (1981)-deals with international registration of trademarks
  • Pollution Protection Act

    Pollution Protection Act
    This law focused industry, government, and public attention on reducing the amount of pollution through cost-effective changes in production, operation, and raw materials use.
  • Waste Reduction Act

    Waste Reduction Act
    To improve Environmental Protection Agency data collection and dissemination regarding reduction of toxic chemical emissions across all media, to assist States in providing information and technical assistance about source reduction, and for other purposes.
  • Lacey Act

    Lacey Act
    It is unlawful to import, export, sell, acquire, or purchase fish, wildlife, or plants that are taken, possessed, transported, or sold in violation of U.S. or Indian law or in interstate or foreign commerce.
  • Environmental Education Act

    Environmental Education Act
    Responsibilities of the Office include developing and supporting programs to improve understanding of the natural and developed environment.
  • California Desert Protection Act

    California Desert Protection Act
    Bill Clinton signed this act in 1994 which established that the Death Valley, Jashua Tree National Parks, and the Mojave National Perserve in the California desert are protected by this act.
  • Food Quality Protection Act

    Food Quality Protection Act
    designed to ensure levels of pesticide residues in food meet strict standards for public health protection.
  • Kyoto Protocol

    Kyoto Protocol
    An agreement that commits its Parties to reduce emissions.Legal agreement under which industrialized countries must lower emissions of greenhouse gasses by 5.2% compared to the year 1990.