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15 Cards in this Set

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Surgace Mining Control and Reclamation Act
It requires coal strip mines to reclaim the land
Madrid Protocol
Calls a halt on mineral exploration for 50 years in Antartica
Safe Drinking Water Act
It set the maximum contaminant levels for pollutants that may have adverse effects on human health in drinking water
Clean Water Act
It set the maximum permissible amounts of water pollutants that can be discharged into waterways.
Ocean Dumping Ban Act
It bans dumping of sewage sludge and industrial waste in the ocean
Clean Air Act
It set emission standatds for cars and limits for the releas of air pollutants
Kyto Protocol
Controlling global warming by setting greenhouse gas emissions
Targets developed countries
Montreal Protocol
Phaseout of ozone depleting substances
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
It controls hazardous waste with a cradle to grabe system
Comprehensive Environmental Responce, Compensation and Liability Act
Superfund, designed to identify and clean up abandoned hazardous waste dump sites
Nuclear Waste Policy Act
United States Government must develop a high level nuclear waste site by 2015
Endangered Species Act
It identifies threatened and endangered species in the United States, and it puts thier portection ahead of economic considerations
Magnuson-Stevens Act
Management of marine fisheries
Food Quality Protection Act
It sets pesticide limits in food, and all active and inactive ingrediencts must be screened for estrogenic/endocrine effects
National Environmental Policy Act
Environmental Impact Statements must be done before any project affecting federal lands can be started