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provides for development & regulation of nuclear material and facility use in US
prohibits transporting illegally captured/prohibited animals across state lines, revised many times, now protects against spread of non-native species
requires facilities to reduce pollution at source in volume or toxicity
established primary & secondary air quality standards, required states to develop implementation plans, limits & goals to reduce mobile source air pollution and ambient air quality
international agreement, rules for use of world's oceans
management of solid waste including landfills & storage tanks, set minimal standards for all waster disposal facilities & hazardous waste
regulates & enforces all discharge into water sources and wetland construction/destruction
all states need facilities to handle low level radioactive waste
EPA can set standards for drinking water quality & oversees all states, localities, & water suppliers implementing standards
established federal authority for emergency response & cleanup of hazardous substances spilled, improperly disposed, or released into environment
50 year moratorium on Antarctic mineral exploration
provides for continuing appraisal of US Soil, water, & related resources & a soil & water conservation program to assist landowners
protects public against unreasonable injury associated with consumer products
regulates dumping waste into oceans and coastal waters
Established soil conservation service–deals with erosion, soil surveys, and checks salinity
controls exploitation of endangered species through international legislation,; bans hunting, capturing, & selling threatened species & ivory imports
Requires purchase of stamp by waterfowl hunters
to find better & more efficient ways to dispose of solid waste, promotes shredding & separation, burning remaining to produce electricity, & recycling
requires reporting of toxic releases–Toxic Release Inventory, encourages response for chemical releases
authorizes and governs US prospecting and mining for economic minerals on federal public lands
UN conference on Human Environment, need for common outlook & principles to inspire & guide people in preservation and enhancement of environment
protects species considered threatened or endangered, includes migratory birds and habitats
Banned CFCs
requires restoration of abandoned mines
publicizes radiation protection standards at Yucca Mountain repository
minimum efficiency standards for appliance categories
regulates grazing on federal public land, Secretary of the Interior handles regulations & responsible for establishing grazing districts, hearing by state held before creation
authorizes president to draw from petroleum reserve & established home heating oil reserve in northeast, clarifies when president can draw from
authorized Council on Environmental Quality as oversight board for general conditions, directs federal agencies to take environmental consequences into account, EIP statement be pr
EPA tracks 75k industrial chemicals made & imported into US, can require reporting or testing if pose environmental/human health hazard, can ban manufacture of chemicals posing ris
Assures safety, wholesomeness, efficacy, & truthful packaging & labeling of products
created Yosemite and Yellowstone
plan to formulate and evaluate water and related land resources
requires all pesticides be registered & approved by FDA, created pesticide registry
promoted national environment free of noise jeopardizing health & welfare, establishes research, noise standards, & info dissemination
protects rivers with scenic, recreational, geologic, fish & wildlife, historic, cultural values
authorized surgeon general to prepare comprehensive program to eliminate/reduce pollution f interstate waters & improving sanitary conditions of surface and subsurface water
established site to identify for & construct underground repository for spent nuclear reactor fuel & radioactive waste from federal defense programs
allowed congress to set aside federally owned land for preservation
set pesticide limits in food, all active & inactive ingredients must be screened for estrogenic/endocrine effects
created to protect worker and health, ensure employers provide safe and healthy environment
consensus on universal education; reduce child, infant, & maternal mortality; access to reproductive & sexual health services
secretary of the interior will establish royalty rate on 2-5% of valuable locatable mineral production from any new mines on federal mineral lands
unlawful for any person to dump or transport to dump sewage, waste, sludge, or industrial waste into ocean waters
governs transportation of hazardous material and wastes
a company cannot ship oil into the US until it presents a spill prevention plan and emergency spill cleanup & containment plan
authorized president to assist countries in protecting & maintaining wildlife habitat, active role in conservation by Agency for International Development
150 nation agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

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Created Apr 30, 2012ReportNominate
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