Click on one of the statutes below for an outline of the key provisions. Full text of the major statutes are provided as well.
The ERA established the Nuclear Regulatory Commission as the body responsible for the regulation of civilian uses of nuclear materials.
The EQIA amended the National Environmental Policy Act by creating a new office to support the Council on Environmental Quality.
The EAJA provides for the award of legal fees to parties that win litigation against the United States.
FIFRA provides federal control of pesticide distribution, sale, and use by requiring that all pesticides used in the United States be registered (licensed) by EPA. Registration assures that pesticides will be properly labeled and that, if used in accordance with specifications, they will not cause unreasonable harm to the environment.
The FLPMA governs the way in which the public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management are managed.
The CWA regulates discharges of pollutants into U.S. waters and establishes quality standards for surface waters.
This section of the FSA places restrictions on agricultural lands located on converted wetlands.
The FSOL establishes basic regulations for the national forests of the U.S.
The FOIA allows for the disclosure of previously unreleased information controlled by the U.S. government.
The GEA permitted the Secretary of the Interior to acquire lands outside of the boundaries of current national parks that were deemed to be of national-forest purposes interest.