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Environmental Protection Agency Vocabulary
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a group of people who promote environmental issues to government, the public, and business.
Enviromental Protection Agency
regulates the use of pesticides and ensures the safety of public drinking water
Enviromental Impact Statement
the document required by the national and environmental policy act for certain actions significantly affecting the quality of the environment
Texas automobile emission standards
set quantitative limits on the permissible amount of specific air pollutants that may be released from specific sources over specific timeframes.
Programs that the Federal government requires States to implement without Federal funding.
National Park Service Act
Established the National Park Service/ ensures that the parks are clean for the benefit of the people and environment
Clean Air Act
Set emission standards for cars, and limits for release of air pollutants
Soil and Water Resources Conservation Act
Provides for a continuing appraisal of U.S. soil, water, and related resources, including fish and wildlife habitats, and a soil and water conservation program to assist landowners and land users in furthering soil and water conservation.
Endangered Species Act
(1973) identifies threatened and endangered species in the U.S., and puts their protection ahead of economic considerations
an example of an energy-efficient vehicle; uses a small, efficient gasoline engine most of the time, but also uses an electric motor when extra power is needed
Actions or processes that involve the entire world and result in making something worldwide in scope.
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