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Printable Lesson Materials 13218 NE 20th Street Bellevue, WA 98005 425-747-7272 800-221-9347 www.rockwellinstitute.com Print these materials as a study guide This portion of your printable materials consists of dozens of frames that summarize the content in this lesson. The frames are arranged on the page to make it easy for you to study the material and add your own notes from your textbook or the online course. Graphic Summaries Many students learn best from sets of questions, and this multiple choice quiz allows you to focus your review of the material to important topics. Quizzes These printable materials allow you to study away from your computer, which many students find beneficial. These materials consist of two parts: graphic summaries of the content and a multiple choice quiz . © 2009 Rockwell Institute
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1 California Real Estate Law © Copyright 2007 Rockwell Publishing, Inc. Lesson 18: Environmental Law © Copyright 2007 Rockwell Publishing, Inc. Introduction This lesson will discuss: l history of environmental law l environmental impact assessments l endangered species protection l cleanup of toxic waste © Copyright 2007 Rockwell Publishing, Inc. History of Environmental Law Federal and state governments began passing serious environmental protection laws in the 1960s and 1970s, in response to growing concerns about: l air pollution l water pollution l unchecked growth l species loss
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2 © Copyright 2007 Rockwell Publishing, Inc. History of Environmental Law One of the first and most important laws: National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) l passed in 1970 l federal environmental policy l requires government to assess and mitigate possible environmental impact of all federally related projects © Copyright 2007 Rockwell Publishing, Inc. History of Environmental Law California counterpart: California Environmental Quality Act of 1970 (CEQA) l goals of state law echo federal NEPA l designed to lessen impact of projects falling under state or local jurisdiction © Copyright 2007 Rockwell Publishing, Inc. History of Environmental Law Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) : federal agency created in 1970 to deal with problems caused by pollution l main goal to clean up toxic waste l since creation, nearly 1/3 of states have created similar agency
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