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Air and Water Conservation Legislation
Guide picks

Clean Air Act
Passed into law in 1970 with major revisions in 1990, which gave new enforcement power to the EPA and set deadlines for EPA, states, local governments and businesses to reduce air pollution.

Clean Water Act
A 1977 amendment to the Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1972, which set the basic structure for regulating discharges of pollutants to waters of the United States.

Estuary Habitat Restoration Act
Includes bill highlights and section by section analysis.

Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act
Established in 1972, MPRSA regulates the ocean dumping of waste, provides for a research program on ocean dumping, and provides for the designation and regulation of marine sanctuaries.

US Fish & Wildlife Service
Digest of federal resource laws and treaties of interest to the USFWS.

Wild and Scenic Rivers Act
Includes information on the Wild and Scenic Rivers System.

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