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
Allows the government to pay farmers to reduce production to conserve and prevent soil erosion.
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
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
The purpose of the bill was to establish " a comprehensive national fish, shellfish, and wildlife resources policy with emphasis on the commercial fishing industry.
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.
The result of this law to protect federal wilderness and to create a formal mechanism for designating wilderness.
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
This law addressed crucial issues impacting water quality and supplies, which had suffered detrimental impacts by the mid-twentieth century.
Water Quality Act
This act was created to protect and ensure the quality of surface and ground waters.
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
Any person has a right to obtain access to federal agency records.
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
Establishes a U.S. national policy promoting the enhancement of the environment.
Marine Mammal Protection Act
Protects all marine mammals within the waters of the United States.
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
(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
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
This law is intended to ensure safe drinking water for the public.
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species
(CITES) Multilateral tready to protect endangered plants and animals.
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
Authorizes long-range planning by the US Forest Service to ensure a future supply of forest resources.
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
Governs the disposal of solid waste and hazardous waste.
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
The primary federal law that regulates the environmental effects of coal mining in the United States.
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
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
Unitest States federal law designed to clean up sites contaminated with hazardous substances and pollutants.
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
Established a national policy for promoting protection and intelligent use of fish and wildlife resources.
Nuclear Waste Policy Act
A comprehensive national program for the safe, permanent disposal of highly radioactive wastes.
International Environmental Protection Act
Authorizes the President to assist other countries in wildlife and plant protection.
Food Security Act
Allowed lower commodity price and income supports. Established a dairy herd buyout program.
Emergency Wetlands Resources Act
Allocated funds from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) for the purchase of wetlands by the Secretary of Interior.
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
This law marked an end to almost a century of sewage sludge and industrial waste dumping into the ocean.
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
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
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.
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
Responsibilities of the Office include developing and supporting programs to improve understanding of the natural and developed environment.
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
designed to ensure levels of pesticide residues in food meet strict standards for public health protection.
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.