Environmental Laws: Sorted By Subject - Free

Introduction to Laws and Regulations

Laws and regulations are a major tool in protecting the environment. Congress passes laws that govern the United States. To put those laws into effect, Congress authorizes certain government agencies, including EPA, to create and enforce regulations . Below, you'll find a basic description of how laws and regulations come to be, what they are, and where to find them, with an emphasis on environmental laws and regulations.

Among the environmental laws enacted by Congress through which EPA carries out its efforts are:


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This page was updated on 23-Mar-2017