Encyclopedia Of U.S. Government And Environment: History, Policy & Politics, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1598842382
  • ISBN-13: 9781598842388
  • DDC: 363.7
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 773 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released April 2011
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With the election of Barack Obama, the environmental policy of the United States is expected to shift away from the approach of George W. Bush. It won't be the first time in U.S. history that a new president has made a break with the previous administration's environmental approach.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
A-Z List of Entries.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction: Environmental Politics and Policy in the United States.
The U.S. Government and the Environment Before 1960.
The U.S. Government and the Environment: Contemporary Issues.
The U.S. Government and the Global Future.
1: A Sand County Almanac.
2: Abbey, Edward.
3: Acid Rain.
4: Agent Orange.
5: Air Pollution Control Act of 1955.
6: Air Quality Act of 1967.
7: Alar.
8: Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation v. Environmental Protection Agency, et al. (2004).
9: Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act.
10: Alaska Oil Pipeline (1973).
11: Alternative Energy.
12: Alternative Farming Systems Information Center, USDA.
13: American Antiquities Act of 1906.
14: American Chemical Society.
15: American Farmland Trust.
16: American Fisheries Society.
17: American Lung Association.
18: American Mining Congress.
19: American Nuclear Society.
20: American Petroleum Institute.
21: An Inconvenient Truth.
22: Anderson v. Evans (2004).
23: Antarctic Treaty (1959).
24: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
25: Arnold, Ronald.
26: Audubon, John James.
27: Automobile Emissions.
28: Babbitt v. Sweet Home Chapter of Communities for a Great Oregon (1995).
29: Bald Eagle.
30: Bald Eagle Protection Act.
31: Bates, et al. v. Dow AgroSciences LLC.
32: Berman v. Parker (1954).
33: Berry, Wendell.
34: Biden, Joseph R. Jr. (1942–).
35: Biodiversity.
36: Blue Ribbon Coalition.
37: Boulder Canyon Project (Hoover Dam).
38: Brower, David.
39: Bureau of Indian Affairs.
40: Bureau of Land Management.
41: Bureau of Reclamation.
42: Burford (Gorsuch), Anne.
43: Burton, Phillip.
44: Bush, George H. W..
45: Bush, George W..
46: Caldwell, Lynton.
47: California Quincy Library Group.
48: California v. General Motors Corp. (2006).
49: Calvert Cliffs’ Coordinating Committee v. Atomic Energy Commission (1971).
50: Carbon Footprint.
51: Carey Act of 1894.
52: Carson, Rachel.
53: Cato Institute.
54: Center for Biological Diversity.
55: Central Valley Water Project.
56: Channel Islands National Park.
57: Chemical Safety Information, Site Security and Fuels Regulatory Relief Act, United States (1999).
58: Cheney, Dick.
59: Citizens Clearinghouse.
60: Citizens to Preserve Overton Park v. Volpe (1971).
61: Civilian Conservation Corps.
62: Clean Air Act of 1970.
63: Clean Water Act of 1972.
64: Climate Change.
65: Clinton, William Jefferson.
66: Coal Mining.
67: Coastal Barrier Resources Act.
68: Coastal Zone Management Act.
69: Colorado River.
70: Commerce Clause.
71: Commercial Fishing.
72: Commoner, Barry.
73: Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act.
74: Connecticut v. American Electric Power Company.
75: Conservation.
76: Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.
77: Council on Environmental Quality.
78: Cuyahoga River Fires.
79: Darling, Jay Norwood “Ding”.
80: DDT.
81: Defenders of Property Rights.
82: Desert Land Act of 1877.
83: Dingell, John D. Jr..
84: Douglas, William O..
85: Earth Day.
86: Earthjustice.
87: Earthwatch Institute.
88: Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986.
89: Endangered Species Act of 1973.
90: Energy-Efficient Labeling.
91: Energy Policy Act of 1992.
92: Energy Policy Act of 2005.
93: Energy Star Program.
94: Energy Tax Act of 1978.
95: Environment Reporting.
96: Environmental Cap and Trade.
97: Environmental Compliance Program.
98: Environmental Council of the States.
99: Environmental Decade.
100: Environmental Defense Fund.
101: Environmental Defense v. Duke Energy Corporation (2007).
102: Environmental Education Act of 1970.
103: Environmental Impact Statements.
104: Environmental Justice.
105: Environmental Protection Information Center.
106: Environmental Sustainability.
107: Exclusive Economic Zone.
108: Exxon Shipping Company v. Baker (2008).
109: Exxon Valdez Spill.
110: Farmers’ Markets.
111: Federal Agricultural Improvement and Reform Act of 1996.
112: Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act of 1937.
113: Federal Emergency Management Agency.
114: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
115: Federal Environmental Pesticide Control Act of 1972.
116: Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act of 1947.
117: Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976.
118: Federal Water Pollution Control Law of 1948.
119: Food and Agriculture Organization.
120: Food Security Act of 1985.
121: Forest Ecosystem Management Assessment Team.
122: Free Market Environmental Policy.
123: Friends of the Earth International.
124: Friends of the Earth v. Mosbacher (2005).
125: General Mining Act of 1872.
126: Gibbs, Lois.
127: Glen Canyon Dam.
128: Gore, Albert Arnold Jr..
129: Grand Canyon.
130: Grand Coulee Dam.
131: Green Cities.
132: Greenpeace.
133: Habitat Conservation Plan.
134: Hanford Nuclear Waste Site.
135: Hawaii Housing Authority v. Midkiff (1984).
136: Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments of 1984.
137: Hazardous Materials Transportation Act of 1975.
138: Healthy Forest Restoration Act of 2003.
139: Heritage Foundation, The.
140: Homestead Act of 1862.
141: Inhofe, James.
142: Inland Waterways Commission.
143: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
144: International Whaling Commission.
145: Interstate Highways.