Environment Law Explained

Environment Law Explained


Environment Law Explained

Environmental law has a series of treaties, regulations, representations, and common law that all systematically intertwine and
work together. These series of doctrines broadly identify the reaction of
humanity and the rest of the natural environment. It
s purpose is to control the impact of human activity on
the natural environment
, as well as the impact of human activity on
humanity itself. Environmental laws are ideally separated into two major areas
regarding pollution and environmental remedies
, as well as the management and conservation of natural resources.

Many environmental laws regarding pollution concentrate on a single element, such as air or water pollution, discussing the
liabilities for those responsible for exceeding what is allowable by law as
well as the responsibility for clean up.Other environmental laws regarding the
conservation of resources often focus on one resource per law
, such as forests, animal species, mineral deposits, and other abstract resources such as scenic areas or sights
of value to archaeological research.

Environmental laws are usually influenced by
principles of philosophy and social concerns of environmental conservation, as
well as improving the state of the environment. Pollution control laws are
implemented to protect overall human health and to preserve the natural

With the Constitution being the oldest document that
applies to American practices today, many note that its durability is an
extension of its capability to adapt.
As Americans, we presented major social and economic changes that
remodeled the way we live, create, and work. Environmental protection concerns
ve presented significant changes in the way our
Government is run. There has been the
implementation of more administrative agencies
, as well as national regulatory programs.

Below are a list some regulations applied to
provide environmental protection

●    The Clean Air Act (CAA)1970- A Federal law that regulates air emissions. It
also authorizes
the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) to establish quality standards protecting the society and
regulate hazardous air pollutants


    The Clean Water Act (CWA) 1972- Developed a basic structure to discharge pollutants and
regulate quality in surface waters


    The United States Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA)-
Protects human health and the natural
environment. Congress gave the EPA authorization to write regulations
explaining what is needed to improve and implement environmental laws. 


    Energy Policy Act (EPA)- Addresses the issues concerning the production of energy
in the US including all aspects of energy efficiency, renewable energy,
oil and gas, coal, vehicles and motor fuels, hydro power, geothermal energy, and climate change technology.


    Food Quality Protection Act
– This Act was created to evaluate the levels of pesticide
residues in foods to meet the standard of public health protection.


    Safe Drinking Water Act (1974)- This Act establishes the standards for safe
drinking tap water requiring rules for ground water protection. Last amended in
1996 with funds established to pay for water system upgrades


The current environmental laws that address
environmental protection present a foundation for the conditions and changes
brought on by American advances of technology. Many people argue
, however, that the
environmental laws need to be examined and intensified to be able to encompass
the  capacity in the way technology uses resources today. 




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