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Environmental Law Review

Give a description of your law. Including date the law was passed and any background information that you can find on why this law was passed (what spurred the law).

Do you feel that this particular environmental law outweighs the costs?

Has this environmental law improved the environment/situation?

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Environmental law is a body of law, which is a system of complex and interlocking statutes, common law, treaties, conventions, regulations and policies which seek to protect the natural environment which may be affected, impacted or endangered by human activities. Some environmental laws regulate the quantity and nature of impacts of human activities: for example, setting allowable levels of pollution. Other environmental laws are preventive in nature and seek to assess the possible impacts before the human activities can occur.

Give a description of your law. Including date the law was passed and any background information that you can find on why this law was passed (what spurred the law).

The environmental law passed in 1970 is "Clean Air Act"

The act was originally passed in 1963, but the current national air pollution program is based on the 1970 version of the law.

This act, passed in 1970, is the basic Federal law for controlling air pollution passed by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It requires EPA to keep an up-to-date list of industrial pollutants that are hazardous to human health, and set an emission standard for each "with an ample margin of safety." Under the law, EPA prepares minimum pollution standards, and States prepare implementation plans showing how these standards will be attained. States issue permits for the release of listed pollutants into the atmosphere, and take samples to evaluate the State's ...

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This solution provides information on an environmental law passed, its background information including when, why and which agency passed the law. It then discusses the benefits and costs of the law and lastly the impact of the law on the environment.

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