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Question 10 points 1 Save Which of the following best describes the overall scheme of pollution regulation in the United States?

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Question 1 10 points Save Which of the following best describes the overall scheme of pollution regulation in the United States? exclusively federal law exclusively state law with minimal federal oversight exclusively state law, but with considerable federal oversight primarily federal law, but considerable state law as well a series of uniform state laws Question 2 10 points Save Prior to the passage of federal environmental law statutes, environmental actions were based on: private nuisance only public nuisance only private nuisance if brought by an individual and public nuisance if by the government private nuisance when the polluter was a private entity, and public nuisance when the polluter was a governmental entity Question 3 10 points Save State environmental statutes are valid: in no circumstances if they were passed prior to any conflicting federal statutes if they do not conflict with a federal law or unduly burden interstate commerce if they have a similar purpose as a federal environmental law in all circumstances Question 4 10 points Save The Environmental Protection Agency has which of the following powers? adopt regulations initiate judicial proceedings adopt regulations and hold hearings adopt regulations and initiate judicial proceedings adopt regulations, hold hearings, and initiate judicial proceedings Question 5 10 points Save Under federal laws, which of the following statements regarding an environmental impact statement (EIS) is false?
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An EIS is required for all major state and federal legislation. The EIS must contain a cost-benefit analysis for the proposed action. The EIS must identify alternatives to the proposed action. The EIS must describe the impact on the environment of the proposed action. The EIS must list the resources that will be committed to the proposed action. Question 6 10 points Save Which of the following is true about environmental impact statements? The public is not allowed to comment on environmental impact statements. They can be used in court as evidence in a lawsuit challenging an action as violating the National Environmental Policy Act. They are required only for projects where the federal government itself undertakes the actual construction of the project. All federal, state, and local governmental actions require an environmental impact statement. Private activities also require an environmental impact statement. Question 7 10 points Save Which of the following statements best describes the procedures under the Clean Air Act? The federal government sets and enforces the standards. The state governments set and enforce the standards. The federal government sets the standards; the state governments enforce the standards; if the states do not adequately enforce the standards, the federal government may enforce them. The state governments set the standards; the federal government enforces the standards; if the federal government does not adequately enforce the standards, the states may enforce them. Both the federal and state governments set standards and each enforces its own standards. Question 8 10 points Save Which of the following is true about the Clean Air Act? Congress set national ambient air quality standards for a number of pollutants. Congress set goals, but not standards for a number of pollutants. Congress directed the EPA to set ambient air quality standards for certain pollutants, but the EPA has not yet set the standards due to scientific uncertainty.
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