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APES Laws

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What's Surface Mining & Reclamation Act Requires coal strip mines to reclaim the land.
What's Madrid Protocol? Moratorium on mineral exploration for 50 years in Antarctica.
What's Safe Drinking Water Act? set maximum contaminant levels for pollutants that may have adverse effects on human health.
What's Clean Water Act? set maximum permissible amounts of water pollutants that can be discharged into waterway..aim to make surface waters swimmable and fishable.
What's Water Quality Act? Attempt to reduce non-point source pollution.
What's Ocean Dumping Ban Act? bans ocean dumping of sewage sludge & industrial waste
What's National Environmental Policy Act? Environmental Impact Statements must be done before any project affecting federal lands can be stated
What's Clean Air Act? Set emission standards for cars, and limits for release of air pollutants.
What's Kyoto Protocol? Controlling global warming by setting greenhouse gas emissions targets for developed countries.
What's Montreal Protocol? Phaseout of ozone deleting substances.
What's Resource Conservation & Recovery Act? Controls hazardous waste with a cradle to grave system.
What's Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, & Liability Act? Superfund, designed to identify and clean up abandoned hazardous waste dump sites.
What's Endangered Species Act? Identifies threatened and endangered species in the US, an puts their protection ahead of economic consideration.
What's Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species? List species that cannot be commercially traded as live specimens or wildlife products.
What's Federal Insecticide, fungicide, Rodenticide Act? Regulates the effectiveness of pesticides.
What's Food Quality Protection Act? Set pesticide limit in food, & all active and inactive ingredients must be screened for estrogenic/endocrine effects.
What's Low Level Radioactive Policy Act? All states must have facilities to handle low level radioactive waste.
What's Nuclear Waste Policy Act? US government must develop a high level nuclear waste site by 215
Created by: Ch4v3z on 2009-04-18



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