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APES Acts

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Clean Air Act 1970, establishes primary and secondary air quality standards, limits the amount of pollution put into the air
Clean Water Acts 1972, set maximum permissible amounts of water pollutants that can be discharged into waterways..aim to make surface to waterways and to under write municipal water washer treatment plants
Hardrock Mining and Reclamation 2007, it requires hardrock mining companies (which mine for such valuable minerals as gold, silver and copper), for the first time, to pay royalties for their operations on federal lands.
Ocean Dumping Ban Act 1988, prohibits all municipal sewage sludge and industrial waste dumping into the ocean after
Kyoto Protocol 2005, controlling global warming by setting greenhouse gas emissions targets for developed countries
Marine Mammal Protection Act 1972, Regulates the dumping of wastes into oceans and coastal waters
Endangered Species Act 1973, identifies threatened and endangered species and their habitats in the US, and puts their protection ahead of economic considerations
Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp Act 1934, requires each waterfowl hunter 16 years of age or older to possess a valid Federal hunting stamp
Safe Drinking Water Act 1974, ensures the quality of Americans' drinking water.Under SDWA, EPA sets standards for drinking water quality and oversees the states, localities, and water suppliers who implement those standards.
Montreal Protocol 1987, phase out of ozone deleting substances Banned the production of aerosols and initiated the phase out of all CFC's
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