FEDERAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY: A SUMMARY OVERVIEW

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which was signed into law on January 1, 1970, has come to be regarded as the first major piece of federal legislation to call for comprehensive attention to environmental concerns in the United States. During the two decades following enactment of NEPA, Congress adopted and then refined major legislation on nearly every aspect of environmental quality concerns: air pollution, water pollution, drinking water quality, hazardous waste management, wildlife protection, pesticide use, and several related problem areas. Current arguments for environmental regulatory reform are a phase in the continuing evolution of this body of federal environmental policy.


Issue Date:
1996-07
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
Record Identifier:
https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/15231
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/15231
Published in:
Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 28, 1
Page range:
99-107
Total Pages:
9




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