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Environmental Law Mastery Check Quiz

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1. What is the main purpose of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the United States?

2. Which international agreement aims to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases in an effort to mitigate climate change?

3. Under U.S. law, which act is primarily responsible for the regulation of hazardous waste from 'cradle-to-grave'?

4. What concept in environmental law requires that the party responsible for producing pollution should also be responsible for paying for the damage done to the natural environment?

5. Which act focuses on the improvement of water quality by regulating the discharge of pollutants into the waters of the United States?

6. Which principle of environmental law prioritizes preventive action to avert environmental harm, even in the face of scientific uncertainty?

7. The Paris Agreement, entered into force in 2016, aims to limit global warming to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels. Which strategy is central to achieving this goal?

8. In the context of environmental law, what does 'conservation easement' refer to?

9. Which term describes the comprehensive assessment of the environmental impacts of a project before it is allowed to proceed?

10. What is the main objective of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in the United States?