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1780s Thomas Malthus
1890 U.S. Government declares frontier closed
1891 Forest Reserve Act (1891)
1892 John Muir (1892), preservationist
1892 Sierra Club
1900 Lacey Act (1900)
1900-1909 Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt (early 1901-1909 The Golden Age of Conservation)
1902 Reclamation Act (1902)
1905 Audobon Society, founding of (1905)
1905 Gifford Pinchot (1905)
1906 Antiquities Act (1906)
1908 Svante Arhenius (1908)
1910 Alice Hamilton (1910?)
1916 Woodrow Wilson and National Park Service Act (1916)
1918 Migratory Bird Treaty Act (1918)
1930s Franklin D. Roosevelt (early 1930s stuff … think history class!)
1933 Civilian Conservation Corps (1933)
1933 Tennessee Valley Authority (1933?)
1934 Dust Bowl begins in Midwest (1934)
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Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA, 1976)
Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act 1976
Katie Wilchynski, Jon Kish
Protect health and the environment from the potential hazards of nuclear waste disposal.
This includes the generation, transportation, treatment, storage and disposal of hazardous waste.
National Goals: protecting human health and the environment from the potential hazards of waste disposal, conserving energy and natural resources, reducing the amount of waste generated and ensuring that wastes are managed in an environmentally sound manner.
Focuses only on active and future facilities and does not address abandoned or historical sites.
Banned all open dumping of waste.
The federal hazardous and solid waste amendments
are the 1984 amendments to RCRA that focused on waste minimization and phasing out land disposal of hazardous waste as well as corrective actions for releases. Some of the other mandates of this law include increased enforcement authority for EPA, more stringent hazardous waste management standards, and a comprehensive underground storage tank program.
The 1986 amendments to RCRA enabled EPA to address environmental problems that could result from underground tanks storing petroleum and other hazardous substances.
1976 Times Beach, Missouri (1976)
the Federal Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments
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