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Rise of Environmentalism in the 1970's
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Concerns regarding environmental protection and improvement of the environment
United States biologist remembered for her opposition to the use of pesticides that were hazardous to wildlife (1907-1964) Wrote Silent Springs an environmental science book.
International day of celebration and awareness of global environmental issues launched by conservationists on April 22, 1970
The Environmental Protection Agency
created for the purpose of protecting human health and the environment by writing and enforcing regulations based on laws passed by Congress.
1970's environmental issues
By 1970, US suffers harshly from deforestation, pollution and overusing chemicals
Safe Drinking Water Act (1974)
Establishes drinking water standards for tap water safety, and requires rules for groundwater protection from underground injection
Wilderness Act of 1964
Created definition of wilderness
National parks service, us forest services, us fish and wildlife service and the bureau of land management are in charge of 106 million acres of federal wilderness
environmental policy act
Created EPA. Mandated that agencies prepare environmental impact statements.
National Park Service
A federal agency established in 1916 to help supervise national parks and monuments
Clean Air Act of 1963
The law aimed at combating air pollution, by charging the EPA with protecting and improving the quality of the nation's air.
Endangered Species Act
identifies threatened and endangered species in the US, and puts their protection ahead of economic considerations
(1838-1914) Naturalist who believed the wilderness should be preserved in its natural state. He was largely responsible for the creation of Yosemite National Park in California.
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