The body of law which contains elements to control the human impact on the environment. The body of law which contains elements to control the human impact on the environment.
ENVIRONMENTAL WAS PASSED IN THE 1970, AND IS KNOWN AS THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT.
Right to clean and healthy environment Right to ensure ecological safety Right to free access to environmental information Obligation to protect environment
Products Pollutants Industrial Facilities Government Agencies Individuals Land uses
Legislation Regulations Court decisions Common law Constitutions International treaties Foreign regulations
CATEGORIES OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAW SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT CULTURAL HERITAGE LAW NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT LAW PLANNING LAW ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT AND LICENSING POLLUTION CONTROL LAW PENAL CODES, COMMON LAW, CIVIL CODE LAW
Air and water quality Global climate change Agriculture Biodiversity and species protection Pesticides and hazardous chemicals Waste management and remediation of contaminated land Management of public lands and natural resources
10 Clean Air Act Clean Water Act Pollution Prevention Act Toxic Substances Control Act National Environmental Policy Act Occupational Safety and Health Act Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
WELL DESIGNED ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS, WHICH INCLUDE IMPLEMENTATION AND ENFORCEMENT SYSTEMS, ADVANCE A GREEN ECONOMY BY IMPROVING THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THE WORKFORCE AND COMMUNITIES, CONSERVING NATURAL RESOURCES AND ECOSYSTEM SERVICES. ALTHOUGH ENVIRONMENTAL LAW HAS MADE SOME HEADWAY TOWARDS PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT AGAINST SOME DANGERS SINCE IT WAS INTRODUCED, THERE IS STILL MUCH ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT. I BELIEVE THAT THIS LAW WILL HAVE TO BE VASTLY IMPROVED AND AMENDED IN ORDER TO CONTINUE PROVIDING PROTECTION TO THE ENVIRONMENT.