Identify two federal laws that might be used to save a bird or its habitat.
Identify a U.S., federal, or international treaty to prevent the extinction of animals.
State two specific provisions of the Clean Water Act.
Propose two incentives to switch to electric cars.
Discuss the law that requires monitoring of treated sewage discharged into a river.
Laws are formal rules of conduct that people, businesses, or even government agencies must follow; they areenforced by designated authorities. Laws are created and enforced at the local, state, or federal level. Federal lawsare passed by Congress and administered and enforced by specific government agencies. Law.s may be periodically amended.
Regulations are the detailed rules and procedures necessary to enforce a law, commonly established by the agencydesignated to administer the law. Most federal environmental laws are administered and enforced by theEnvironmental Protection Agency (EPA), with some being adJ;llinistered by other U.S. government agencies. The laws included in this section that are not regulated through the EPA are noted.
Treaties are formal agreements between international participants. They are also known as protocols, conventions, agreements, and covenants.
Laws: most important ones
CAA clean air act 1970
CWA clean water act 1972
CERCLA comprehensive response compensation and liability act 1980
ESA endangered species act 1973
FIFRA federal insecticide fungicide and rodenticide act 1996
NEPA national environmental policy act 1969 (EIS and EA)
RCRA resource conservation and recovery act 1976
SWDA safe water drinking act 1974
SMCRA surface mining control and reclamation act 1977
TOSCA Toxic substances control act 1976
Treaties: big list
CITES convention on international trade in endangered species 1963, 1973
Copenhagen protocol 2009
Kyoto protocol 1997
Montreal Protocol 1987