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Environmental Protection Environmental Protection Agency An administrative agency created by Congress in 1970 to coordinate the implementation and enforcement of the federal environmental protection laws National Environmental Policy Act A federal statute enacted in 1969 that mandates that the federal government consider the adverse impact a federal government action would have on the environment before the action is implemented Prentice Hall 2005

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Chapter 20 Environmental Protection
PowerPoint Slides to accompany The Legal Environment of Business and Online Commerce 4E, by Henry R. Cheeseman Chapter 20 Environmental Protection Prentice Hall 2005 Environmental Protection
Environmental Protection Agency An administrative agency created by Congress in 1970 to coordinate the implementation and enforcement of the federal environmental protection laws National Environmental Policy Act A federal statute enacted in 1969 that mandates that the federal government consider the adverse impact a federal government action would have on the environment before the action is implemented Prentice Hall 2005 Clean Air Clean Air Act National ambient air quality standards
A federal statute enacted in 1963 to assist states in dealing with air problems National ambient air quality standards Standards for certain pollutants set by the EPA that protect human beings and vegetation, matter, climate visibility, and economic values Toxic air pollutants Air pollutants that cause serious illness or death to humans Prentice Hall 2005 Clean Water Water pollution Point sources Thermal pollution Wetlands
Pollution of lakes, rivers, oceans, and other bodies of water Point sources Sources of water pollution such as paper mills, manufacturing plants, electric utility plants, and sewage plants Thermal pollution Heated water or material discharged into waterways that upsets the ecological balance and decreases the oxygen content Wetlands Areas that are inundated or saturated by surface water or ground water that support vegetation typically adapted for life in such conditions Prentice Hall 2005 Toxic Substances Chemicals used for agricultural, industrial, and mining uses that cause injury to humans, birds, animals, fish, and vegetation Prentice Hall 2005 Hazardous Waste Hazardous waste Land pollution
Solid waste that may cause or significantly contribute to an increase in mortality or serious illness or pose a hazard to human health or the environment if improperly managed Land pollution Pollution of the land that is generally caused by hazardous waste being disposed of in an improper manner Prentice Hall 2005 Nuclear Waste Radiation pollution
Emissions from radioactive wastes that can cause injury and death to humans and other life and can cause severe damage to the environment Prentice Hall 2005 Preservation of Wildlife
Endangered Species Acta federal statute enacted in 1973 that protects endangered and threatened species of animals Prentice Hall 2005 Noise Pollution Unwanted sound from planes, manufacturing plants, motor vehicles, construction equipment, stereos, and the like Prentice Hall 2005 Environmental Protection Laws
Air pollution Clean Air Act Water pollution Clean Water Act Toxic substances Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Toxic Substances Control Act Prentice Hall 2005 Environmental Protection Laws
Hazardous waste Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act Nuclear waste Nuclear Regulatory Commission Preservation of wildlife Endangered Species Act Noise pollution Noise Control Act Prentice Hall 2005

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