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surface mining control and reclamation act
requires coal strip mines to reclaim the land
madrid protocol
moratorium on mineral exploration for 50 years in antarctica
safe drinking water act
set maximum contaminant levels for pollutants in drinking water that my have adverse effects on human health
clean water act
set maximum permissible amounts of water pollutant that can be discharged into waterways..aim to mak surface water swimmable and fishable
ocean dumping ban act
bans ocean dumping of sewage sludge and industrial waste in the ocea
clean air act
set emission standards for cars, and limits for release of air pollutants
kyoto protocol
controllng global warming by setting grenhoues gas emissions targets for developed countries
montreal protocol
phaseout of ozone depleting substances
endangered species act
identifies threatened and endangered species in the US, and puts their protection ahead of economic considerations
convention on international trade in endangered species
lists species that cannot be commercially traded as live specimens or wildlife products
magnuson- stevens act
management of marine fisheries
good quality protection act
set pesticide limits in food, and all active and inactive ingredients 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