Environmental Timeline

Timeline created by danielju123
  • William Penn

    William Penn
    William Penn made a law that made colonists conserve one tree for every five cut down. He saved trees and the trees could be still living could be still living.
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  • Roosevelt State of the Union

    Roosevelt State of the Union
    In his message to Congress, President Roosevelt suggested, “provisions should be made for preservation of the bison,” calling it a “real misfortune” should the species become extinct.
  • Burton Act

    Burton Act
    An act that preserved Niagara Falls from hydroelectric power facilities. Now Niagara Falls is more natural and pleasant.
  • New York v. New Jersey and Passaic Valley Sewerage Commissioners:

    New York v. New Jersey and Passaic Valley Sewerage Commissioners:
    New York sued New Jersey for dumping waste in their water. New Jersey won the lawsuit. So now New Jersey is still dumping waste there.
  • Survey of Air Pollutionin Salt Lake

    Survey of Air Pollutionin Salt Lake
    Surveyed the people of Salt Lake City about air pollution
  • Smog in Los Angeles

    Smog in Los Angeles
    Smog in LA forced schools to close down for multiple days.
  • Antarctic Treaty

    Antarctic Treaty
    This treaty protected Antarctica from getting nuclear waste dumped in it. This protects Antarctica and it's creatures from harmful radiation.
  • Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

    Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
    Rachel Carson published a Silent Spring hoping to alert people to the harmful effects of DDT's and other pesticides. Several years later the government outlawed DDT's.
  • Clean Air Act

    Clean Air Act
    Congress Passed the ever Clean Air Act and controled air pollution. This was to try and get our air cleaner.
  • Water Quality Act

    Water Quality Act
    This Act supported federal water pollution laws and outline water quality for states.