Environmental Protection

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    Environmental Protection

  • Forest Reserve Act

    Forest Reserve Act
    Set aside public lands as forest reserve; to preserve natural resources for future generations
  • Antiquities Act of 1906

    Obligates federal agencies that manage public lands to preserve for the historic, scientific, commemmorative, and cultural values; also allows the President to protect landmarks, structures, and objects by designating them to be a national monument
  • The Weeks Act

    Gave the Secretary of Agriculture the ability to purchase forested, cut-over, and exposed lands to use for navigable streams and opened to possibility of there being nationl forests in the east also
  • The Wilderness Act

    The Wilderness Act
    Created a system of wilderness reserves and a specific management guidance for the wilderness areas that were authorized by the Congress
  • National Environmental Policy Act

    Requiring the branches of government to assess any major federal action that may significantly harm the environment
  • Earth Day

    Brings awareness to the environment and to improving the state of the earth and preserving nature
  • Environmental Protection Agency

    Established to protect the earth and its nature, also to protect the safety of the public
  • The Lorax

    A fictional story written by Dr. Seuss that sends environmental messages to the audience
  • Coastal Zone Management Act

    Provides a partnership with the states and federal government to work together to protect the coastal lines from environmentally harmful overdevelopment and also provides federal funding to participating coastal states to execute measures for conserving coastal lines
  • Clean Water Act

    Creates the basic structure for regulating discharged pollutants into the waters of the U.S.; first enacted in 1948, but significantly reorganized and expanded in 1972
  • Federal Land Policy and Management Act

    Federal Land Policy and Management Act
    Provides for the scenic, scientific, historical, and ecological values of federal lands and allows the public to manage them.
  • Nuclear Waste Policy Act

    Supports the use of deep geological repositories for the safe storage or disposal of radioactive waste
  • Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act

    Requires companies to disclose information about toxic chemicals released into the air and water and disposed of on the land
  • Shore Protection Act

    Prohibits transportation of waste within coastal waters by a vessel without a permit or any other marking
  • Ocean Dumping Act

    Ocean Dumping Act
    Also called the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act. Prohibits transportation of materials from U.S. for ocean dumping, of materials from anywhere for ocean dumping by U.S. agencies or U.S.-flagged vessels, and of materials from outside U.S. to U.S. territorial seas; permit required to be an exception
  • Clean Air Act

    Defines the responsibilities of the EPA to protect and improve the nation's air quality and the ozone layer
  • Oil Pollution Act

    Oil Pollution Act
    Requires oil facilites and vessels to prepare spill-resonse plans and to provide for its execution efficiently
  • The Lorax: The Movie

    About sending environmental messages to advocate awareness of nature