TJ_Comp 20_TB_Ch50

TJ_Comp 20_TB_Ch50 - Chapter 50ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND LAND...

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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 50ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND LAND USE CONTROLS TRUE/FALSE 1. Beginning in 1969, Congress adopted a series of laws designed to prevent the pollution of the air and water and to reduce noise. ANS: T MSC: AACSB Analytic 2. Many federal statutes concerned with the environment authorize the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to adopt standards and regulations to carry out the provisions of the statutes. ANS: T MSC: AACSB Analytic 3. "Superfund" is another name for a hazardous waste fund. ANS: T MSC: AACSB Analytic 4. Effluent guidelines are ranges for allowable discharges into water and are grouped according to indus- tries. ANS: T MSC: AACSB Analytic 5. Solid waste disposal regulations today deal almost entirely with recycling. ANS: F MSC: AACSB Analytic 6. Funds from the Superfund are used to pay the cost of eliminating or containing condemned waste sites. ANS: T MSC: AACSB Analytic 7. The federal government is not subject to any type of environmental quality regulation ANS: F MSC: AACSB Analytic 8. The Noise Control Act sets the standards for lawn mowers, automobiles, and other devices often found in suburban neighborhoods. ANS: F MSC: AACSB Analytic 9. Both the Secretary of Commerce and the Secretary of the Interior are given responsibilities under the Endangered Species Act. ANS: T MSC: AACSB Analytic 10. Only government agencies can sue for violations of an environmental protection control. ANS: F MSC: AACSB Analytic 11. Administrative agencies do not control the area of environmental protection because such agencies ap- parently are unable to deal with the complicated technical issues typically involved in such actions. ANS: F MSC: AACSB Analytic 12. Knowingly doing an act that is prohibited by an environmental protection statute is generally a crime. ANS: T MSC: AACSB Analytic 13. The EPA is the primary federal agency responsible for the enforcement of environmental laws. ANS: T MSC: AACSB Analytic 14. The EPA lacks the authority to have polluting activities halted through the use of injunctions. ANS: F MSC: AACSB Analytic 15. Private citizens have the right to sue for injunctions against companies that are in violation of federal environmental quality statutes. ANS: T MSC: AACSB Analytic 16. The persons affected by a nuisance may obtain an injunction to stop the nuisance. ANS: T MSC: AACSB Analytic 17. Conduct that unreasonably interferes with the enjoyment of land is a nuisance. ANS: T MSC: AACSB Analytic 18. Nuisances may be classified as either private nuisances or public nuisances. ANS: T MSC: AACSB Analytic 19. A building that regularly conducts illegal gambling is an example of a criminal nuisance. ANS: T MSC: AACSB Analytic 20. The raising of pigs may be considered a nuisance solely based on the fact that residential neighbors object.....
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TJ_Comp 20_TB_Ch50 - Chapter 50ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND LAND...

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