Give the term for rain, snow, or dust particles containing sulfuric (or nitric) acid.
Clean Air Act
Give the term for a federal statue passed in 1970 which imposed tough restrictions on the amount of pollutants emitted from automobile tail pipes.
Give the term for a national event in 1970 which signified the birth of the environmental movement and has since been observed annually.
Give the term for an incentive by the Environmental Protection Agency to replace some rules and referring to the total amount of the air pollution which can come from a given factory. A company is free to decide which specific sources within that factory must be reduced in order to meet the standard.
command and control strategy
Give the term for an approach to achieving environmental goals which relies on issuing rules and enforcing them in court.
Environmental Protection Agency
Give the term for the federal agency responsible for administering pollution and environmental programs.
environmental impact statement
Give the term for a document that the National Environmental Policy Act requires federal agencies to prepare evaluating the consequences of any proposed activity that will "significantly" affect the quality of the human environment.
Give the term used for an inncentive devised by the Environmental Protection Agency to replace some rules. For example, if a company wants to open a new plant in an area with polluted air, it can do so if the pollution it generates is compensated by a reduction in the pollution from another source in that area.
Water Quality Improvement Act
Give the term for a federal statute passed in 1970 which made oil companies liable for up to $14 million in clean-up costs for oil spills.
Give the term for an incentive devised by the Environmental Protection Agency to replace some rules. If a company reduces its polluting emissions by more than the law requires, it can either use these reductions to cover a future plant expansions or sell them to another company as an offset.
Give the term for a complicated and expensive device that removes sulfurous fumes from gas before it leaves a smokestack.
National Environmental Policy Act.
Give the term for a federal statute enacted in 1969 which requires federal agencies to prepare documents evaluating the environmental significance of some activity.