Details: As an environmentalist, you are very interested in how economics plays a role in determining how many and what type of environmental laws are passed. There are many environmental laws that are determined by economic conditions.
Choose 1 environmental law to research and give a detailed description of the law including the following:
The date the law was passed
Describe the law; what are the provisions of the law?
Background information: What initiated the law? Why was it passed?
What economic impact was generated by the law? What kinds of costs, fines, or economic benefits are associated with the law? Provide economic data to support this.
Do you feel that this particular environmental law has improved the environment/situation? Why or why not?
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For the Unit 5 IP, a website that may help in selecting an environmental law:
Environmental and Public Works Compilations
You may also want to use EPA’s site (http://www.epa.gov/lawsregs/laws/) as they have a list of laws that they are involved with. There are two that I usually discourage Environmental Science students from using. They are the Occupational and Safety Health Act (OSHA) and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.
If you choose either of these acts focus on the environmental aspects associated with them. US Dept of Labor administrates the former and FDA the latter. So, I do caution you about these two laws. Section 408 of the Food Safety Act directs EPA to set pesticide residue tolerances. So, focus on this aspect in order to populate
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