May 7, 2009

Environmental Law

Environmental LawEnvironmental Law which was passed in 1970 aka as the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is the law consisting of statutes,regulations,policies,treaties,common law which ensures the protection of the natural environment ,that is affected by any of human activities.In other words,these laws were formulated to eliminate the danger of caused to the environment from public or private activities.

The NEPA Act is accountable for providing the alertness and the channels to eliminate danger to the environment ,as well as establishing goals and laws that will reduce the risk factor of environmental harm.There are several federal environmental statutes which constitute the environmental law. These include:

• The Clean Air Act
• The Clean Water Act
• The National Environmental Policy Act
• The Occupational Safety and Health Act
• The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
• The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act
• Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-know Act
• The Pollution Prevention Act
• The Toxic Substances Control Act

Some environmental catastrophes such as the nuclear reactor in Ukraine's Chernobyl in 1986, Three mile Island in Pennsylvania has caused some awareness regarding the protection of the environment for the entire world.