Laws, Laws & More Laws APES Exam Review | Ms. Laura Branch

LAWS, LAWS & MORE LAWS REVIEW

PUT THESE FACTS ON INDEX CARDS..THE RED GOES ON ONE SIDE, THE BLACK ON THE OTHER. 

MINING
1. Surface Mining Control & Reclamation Act: requires coal strip mines to reclaim the land
2. Madrid Protocol: Moratorium on mineral exploration for 50 years in Antarctica
3. Safe Drinking Water Act: set maximum contaminant levels for pollutants that may have adverse effects on human health

WATER
4. Clean Water Act: set maximum permissible amounts of water pollutants that can be discharged into waterways..aim to make surface waters swimmable and fishable
5. Water Quality Act: attempt to reduce non-point source pollution
6. Ocean Dumping Ban Act: bans ocean dumping of sewage sludge & industrial waste in the ocean

AIR
7. Clean Air Act: Set emission standards for cars, and limits for release of air pollutants
8. Kyoto Protocol: controlling global warming by setting greenhouse gas emissions targets for developed countries
9. Montreal Protocol: phaseout of ozone deleting substances

WASTE
10. Resource Conservation & Recovery Act: controls hazardous waste with a cradle to grave system
11. Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation & Liability Act: Superfund, designed to identify and clean up abandoned hazardous waste dump sites
12. Low Level Radioactive Policy Act: all states must have facilities to handle low level radioactive wastes
13. Nuclear Waste Policy Act: US government must develop a high level nuclear waste site by 2015

LIFE
14. Endangered Species Act: identifies threatened and endangered species in the US, and puts their protection ahead of economic considerations
15. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species: lists species that cannot be commercially traded as live specimens or wildlife products
16. Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, Rodenticide Act: regulates the effectiveness of pesticides 
17. Food Quality Protection Act: set pesticide limits in food, & all active and inactive ingredients must be screened for estrogenic/endocrine effects
18. National Environmental Policy Act: Environmental Impact Statements must be done before any project affecting federal lands can be started

   

 

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