Environmental Legislation

  • Lacey Act

    Lacey Act
    Endangered Species can no longer be hunted. Endangered plants are also no longer allowed to be harvested.
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    Environmental Legislation

  • Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act

    Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act
    This was put in place ot ensure the safety of the products consumers were purchasing. Safety regulations were put in place to force producers to put warning labels and expiration dates on the products they sell.
  • Clean Air Act

    Clean Air Act
    The Clean Air Act set regulations to keep down air pollution. It also helped to inform the people about protecting the air we need to survive.
  • National Environmental Policy Act

    National Environmental Policy Act
    The goal of this act was to set up a protocal for all federal government agencies to follow when proposing new ideas. They must bring forward all evidence of environmental impact that could be caused by the idea. This only applies to the executive branch of government.
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act

    Occupational Safety and Health Act
    In order to provide a safer work experience this act was put into place. It's goal was to prevent injury in the workplace by making a safer work environment.
  • Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodentade Act

    Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodentade Act
    All products intending ot kill or rid of pests must come with warning labels to protect from harmful pesticides.
  • Declaration of the Conference on Human Environment

    Declaration of the Conference on Human Environment
    The conference united legislators from all over to talk about the protection of the environment. The resources we have now need to be protected in order to allow the generations to come to continue growing. Also, all of the resources are to be shared by everyone equally.
  • Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species

    Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species
    The convention was carried out in order to make people aware of the killing of endangered species. This banned the trade of endangered species among certain countries. The trading of Endangered Species is the second largest illegal trade chain in the world only topped by narcotics.
  • Endangered Species Act

    Endangered Species Act
    This Act stated that the government was in charge of protecting the land that the endangered species reside on in order to aid in their survival.
  • Safe Drinking Water Act

    Safe Drinking Water Act
    The Safe Drinking Water Act was put in place to protect the local bodies of water from industrial pollutants. It also made for cleaner drinking water for local towns.
  • Toxic Substance Control Act

    Toxic Substance Control Act
    The TSCA stated that any chemicals that are harmful must hace a warning label with a description of what they contain.
  • Clean Water Act

    Clean Water Act
    In order to maintain clean freshwater the Clean Water Act was put in place. This informed people of the dangers of dumping waste, and the kind of waste that companies are releasing into local water supplies. Based on the area this could be reffering to freshwater, saltwater, or the underground water supply.
  • Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act

    Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
    Environmental Legislators put this in place in order to make large companies that produce large amounts of waste aware of what they are putting into the environment. One event leading up to this was a river catching on fire multiple times in Ohio.
  • Convention on the Law of the Sea

    Convention on the Law of the Sea
    This convention replaced the original Law of the Sea. It states the rights and responsibilities of all nations to do their part in protecting the world's oceans by establishing guidlines for businesses and protecting the natural marine resources.
  • Emergency Planning and Right-To-Know Act

    Emergency Planning and Right-To-Know Act
    The goal was to allow state and local planning for chemical emergencies. To provide for notification of emergency releases of chemicals. Also, to address communities' right-to-know about toxic and hazardous chemicals.
  • Convention of Ozone Depletion and the MOntreal Protocal

    Convention of Ozone Depletion and the MOntreal Protocal
    This was intended to phase out the substances believed to be harming the ozone.
  • Oil Pollution Act

    Oil Pollution Act
    States that companies must have a plan to prevent spills and know what to do in case of one. If a vessel has spilled more than one million gallons they are no longer allowed in any marine area.
  • Food Quality Protection Act

    Food Quality Protection Act
    Store bought food products must conatin warning labels, expiration dates, and thourough lists of ingredients in order to be sold on store shelves.
  • Convention of Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocal

    Convention of Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocal
    The goal of the convention was to reduce the number of greenhouse gases being used and set up company regulations in order to ensure this.