The Government and the Environment


National Park Service Act


This act promotes the regulated usage of federal areas like national parks, monuments, reservations which conserves the beauty of nature in these areas, wildlife, and keeps the environment from being altered.

Soil Conservation Act


This act fought to promote less flooding of agricultural areas and gave farmers subsidies to plant native vegetation like trees, and plants rather than commercialized crops in order to keep the soil nutrient.

Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, Rodenticide Act


The regulations of pesticides being sold, distributed, and used by use of licenses.

Clean Air Act


A comprehensive law that regulates air pollution from mobile transit. Addresses public health and risks from air pollutants.

Fish and Wildlife Act , 1956


This act is aimed towards the commercialized fishing of national fish, shellfish, and wildlife resources. This act was also administered for the rights of citizens to fish recreationally.

Price-Anderson Act


Helps against the liabilities held towards nuclear industries for things such as nuclear damage or accidents but also compensates for citizens as well.

Wilderness Act


Establishes National Preservation Systems for the permanent good of people, environment and animals.

Water Quality Act


This act's objectives is to maintain, support and restore the existing chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the country's water sources, by providing assistance to water treatment plants, and preventing pollution.

Land and Water Conservation Act , 1965


Committed to safeguarding our water resources ad natural areas. This act also provides recreational opportunities to citizens. It protects natures history and anesthetic of the land.

Water Resources Planning Act


To create an optimal amount of water use by coordinating the use and planning of water along with the land use by the establishment of water resources.

Freedom of Information Act


This allows the full of partial discussion of information that was once unreleased such as documents that are controlled by the Central Government.

Species Conservation Act , 1966


Protect species' inhabitants and habitats. Gives additional protection to wildlife in danger of going extinct.

National Trails System Act


Created many trials in order to promote preservation of parks and allowed to travel within natural trails to preserve the appreciation of the "open-air", enjoyment and beauty that nature provides.

National Environmental Policy Act


This act provides the framework for protecting the environment and its surroundings.

Marine Mammal Protection Act


All marine mammals are to be protected under the MMPA.

Clean Water Act


Establishes the basic understanding and regulation of things being polluted into bodies of water in the U.S and regulating pollutants in surface waters.

Endangered Species Act


Provides conservation of species that are considered endangered or threatened.

Safe Drinking Water Act


A public law that protects the public's drinking water supplies throughout the nation.

Renewable Resources Planning Act


Ensures the future safety and resources of forests.

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species


Aims to protect endangered species of animals and plants. Also known as CITES it protects the overexploitation of wildlife, and aims to ensure that the trading of species does not impair the future of their survival.

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act


The governing of waste and disposal of solid and hazardous waste.

Federal Land Policy and Management Act


Governs the way land is distributed by the Bureau of Land Management.

National Forest Management Act


Calls for the management of interests concerning the forests in the U.S by planning and integrating.

Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act


Protects, develops and enhances the productivity of the nation's land and resources.

Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act


Protects the environment from the harmful effects of surface mining. This act makes sure surface mining is done in a way that is environmentally responsible, and the land is reclaimed once mining is done.

Soil and Water Conservation Act


A national plan for soil and water conservation on private lands based on inventory of existing resource abundance and conditions.

Energy Tax Act


Was aimed to convert oil and gas supply and dependence on conservative energy and to promote fuel efficiency and renewable energy through taxes.

Arctic Conservation Act


Controlling and regulating activities done in the arctic such as fishing, whaling, and sealing. Addresses the environmental concerns in Antarctica.

Low level Radioactive Policy Act


Establishes that each state is responsible for disposing low level radioactive waste generated in the area.

Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act


Created a tax on chemical and petroleum industries and provided authority to respond to releases of hazardous substances that can endanger public health and the environment.

Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act


Authorizes financial assistance for developing nongame fish and wildlife.

Nuclear Waste Policy Act


A program for the safe disposal of highly radioactive substances, the act also manages the disposal from place to place.

International Environmental Protection Act


Assists other countries in the protection of endangered species and enhances the knowledge of international environmental issues

Food Security Act


Lowered the price and incomes of the dairy herd buyout programs

Emergency Wetlands Resources Act


The purchase of wetlands and instituted A National Wetlands Priority Conservation Plan.

Montreal Protocol


Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone. The protection of the ozone by phasing out products that are responsible for the depletion.

Ocean Dumping Ban Act


The banned dumping of pollutants and wastes into bodies of water.

Madrid Protocol


The registration of trademarks in multiple locations.

Environmental Education Act


The promotion of environmentally friendly behavior.

Waste Reduction Act


Reduce and prevent the production and disposal of waste.

Pollution Prevention Act


Reducing the amount of polluting through changes in production, operation and use.

Lacey Act , 1990


Bans the illegal trafficking of wildlife.

California Desert Protection Act


Preserves the Mojave trails national monument and got rid of death valley.

Food Quality Protection Act


Manages the use of pesticides in production of food and regarded the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, Rodenticide Act

Kyoto Protocol


Sets internationally binding emission reduction targets