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Can you pick the environmental laws or treaties by their description?
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All of the terms and definitions that are given come from my AP Environmental book. All of these were vocab words. I am not saying every aspect for all of these laws/treaties.
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This is partly to help me study for the AP test tomorrow (5/7/12) and partly to make a different Sporcle quiz.
First U.S. environmental law to focus on the reduced generation of pollutants at their point of origin.
Established a program to tackle the huge challenge of cleaning up abandoned and illegal toxic waste across America.
Treaty whose purpose was to restrict the international transport of hazardous waste.
Required coal-burning power plants to outfit their smokestacks with expensive scrubbers to remove sulfur dioxide.
Requires coal companies to restore areas that have been surface mined.
Establishes liability for damages to natural resources resulting from a catastrophic oil spill.
One provision mandated the creation of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to protect against the economic damage caused by interruptions in petroleum supplies.
Put the burden of developing permanent sites for civilian and military radioactive wastes on the federal government.
Sets national appliance efficiency standards for refrigerators, freezers, washing machines, air conditioners, etc.
Authorized the formation of a service whose purpose was to work with U.S. citizens to conserve natural resources on private land.
Contained two provisions for a conservation compliance program and the Conservation Reserve Program.
Established to encourage settlement in the sparsely populated western states.
Prevents mineral exploration and development in Antarctica and its marine ecosystem for 50 years.
Requires the government to protect the habitat of endangered species so that their numbers increase.
Required regional councils and the National Marine Fisheries Service to protect essential fish habitat for more than 600 species.
International negotiations that resulted in a timetable to phase out CFC pollution.
An international treaty that stipulates that highly developed countries must cut their emissions of carbon dioxide and other gases that cause climate warming.
Requires the EPA to develop a plan and establish priorities to test thousands of chemicals for their potential to disrupt the endocrine system.
Required the establishment of acceptable and unacceptable levels of pesticides in food.
Stated that no substance capable of causing cancer in test animals or humans would be permitted in processed food.
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