On in the us prior to the 1960s there were few

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Unformatted text preview: imit output of chemical compounds set technology requirements Discourage taxes on undesirable products liability for products/services public disclosure Encourage subsidies for alternaDves cap & trade and similar payment for ecosystem services What role can every one of us play? Do individuals make a difference? What role can the free market play in providing soluDons? What role can the government play? Preven?on ban producDon/acDvity limit output of chemical compounds set technology requirements Discourage taxes on undesirable products liability for products/services public disclosure Encourage subsidies for alternaDves cap & trade and similar payment for ecosystem services History of Environmental legisla?on in the U.S. Prior to the 1960s, there were few environmental regulaDons. In response to environmental disasters, the NaDonal Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 set into place the framework for many pieces of environmental legislaDon to follow. This act has been the blueprint for statewide environmental protecDon and for the environmental policy of at least eighty other countries. NEPA Sec. 101 [42 USC § 4331] In order to carry out the policy set forth in this Act, it is the conDnuing responsibility of the Federal Government to use all pracDcable means, consiste...
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2014 for the course IB 105 taught by Professor Caceres during the Fall '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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