the first major U.S. law to address water pollution. Growing pub;ic awaremess and concern for controlling water pollution led to sweeping amendments in 1972. As amended in 1977, the law became commonly known as the
The National Environmental Policy Act
A broad based law that was established to protect the environment. Establish the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Making sure that the Gov’t reviews all federal projects for environmental impact before construction;
The National Environmental Policy Acy
was one of the first laws ever written that establishes the broad national framework for protecting our environment. It is to make sure that all branches of the Gov’t gives consideration to the environment prior to under taking any major federal action that significantly affects the enviroment.