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By Calel
  • The Industrial Revolution 1810 - 1890

    The Industrial Revolution 1810 - 1890
    1880 - First U.S. municipal laws humodestinada reduction to reduce air pollution in factories, railways and ships. Regulation under local boards of health under the statutes of the common law of nuisance. Committees
    1. 1831 House of Commons Factory Commission
    It was supposed to protect young people, especially children, from overworking.
  • The Progressive Era 1890 - 1920

    The Progressive Era 1890 - 1920
    1894 -- A reform-oriented New York City administration appoints Col. George E. Waring Jr. to head the Dept. of Street Cleaning. Before Waring, the corrupt department had not coped with the accumulation of dirt, ashes, garbage, snow and the 2.5 million pounds of manure left by the city's 60,000 horses every day.
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    Wilson's Timeline

  • The Roaring Twenties & The Depression 1920 - 1940

    1927 -- River and Harbor Act gives Corps of Engineers task of surveying and planning navigation system for inland waters. Previously federal money had been spent primarily on harbor improvements. 1926 -- Public Health Act expands Alkali Acts of 1863 and 1906 to control any chemical process considered to cause serious pollution. A public inquiry is to be held before each extension and the authority of an order laid before Parliment for any exttension. Also extended in 1958.
  • WWII and The Fifties 1940 - 1960

    WWII and The Fifties 1940 - 1960
    Price-Anderson Act limits liability for nuclear utilities and contractors in the event of an accident at a nuclear power plant. This is, in effect, an enormous subsidy for the nuclear power industry which would have to pay high insurance premiums otherwise.
  • The Seventies 1970 - 1980

    The Seventies 1970 - 1980
    Federal Clean Air Act Amendments require review of all National Ambient Air Quality Standards by 1980. Congress also adds additional protection for Class I National Park and Wilderness air quality.
  • The Eighties 1980 - 1989

    The Eighties 1980 - 1989
    Congress passes Coastal Barriers Resources Act and Nuclear Waste Policy Act. the US Congress passes International Environmental Protection Act.
  • Ancient Civilizations B.C. - 570 A.D.

    Ancient Civilizations B.C. - 570 A.D.
    2700 BC -- Some of the first laws protecting the remaining forests decreed in Ur. (Grove, 1995).
    Pollution is typically found in pre-industrial cities where people burn wood and work at crafts and industry. "The smoke, the wealth, the noise of Rome..." held no charms for the Roman poet Horace and many of his contemporaries
  • The 21st Century 2000 - Now

     The 21st Century 2000 - Now
    2004 -- December 7 -- Automakers file suit against California to stop a greenhouse gas emissions law that requires better fuel economy. Automakers filing the suit are: Ford, GM, Chrysler, BMW, Porsche, Volkswagen, Mazda, Mitsubishi and Toyota. 2002 -- February 25 - A jury in Anniston, Alabama ruled that Monsado Chemical Company was responsible for polluting the town with tons of toxic PCBs