Earth Day 2018: End Plastic Pollution

Featured Content April 16, 2018 - Celebrated globally April 22nd each year, events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection


“It is time for us now as a nation to exercise the same reasonable foresight in dealing with our great natural resources that would be shown by any prudent man in conserving and widely using the property which contains the assurance of well-being for himself and his children."
President Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), remarks at the Conference on Conservation of Natural Resources, 1908
Source: EPA

The first Earth Day was held in San Francisco in 1970, with its initial focus on the United States, and as a protest to the negative impacts of 150 years of industrial development. In 1990, Earth Day became a global event coordinated by the Earth Day Network. the Earth Day Network’s mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. This year’s theme “End Plastic Pollution,” focuses on creating support for a global effort to eliminate single-use plastics along with global regulation for the disposal of plastics.

Clean Air Act and Amendments

77 Stat. 392 - Clean Air Act - December 17, 1963
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81 Stat. 485 - Air Quality Act of 1967 - November 21, 1967
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84 Stat. 1676 - Clean Air Act Amendments of 1970 – December 31, 1970
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91 Stat. 685 - Clean Air Act Amendments of 1977 - August 7, 1977
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104 Stat. 2399 - Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 - November 15, 1990
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42 U.S.C. 7401 - Clean Air Act
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Clean Water Act and Amendments

86 Stat. 816 - An Act to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act - October 18, 1972
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91 Stat.1566 - Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments - December 27, 1977
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101 Stat. 7 - Water Quality Act of 1987 - February 4, 1987
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33 U.S.C. 26 - Water Pollution Prevention and Control
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Other Legislation

83 Stat. 852 - National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 - January 1, 1970
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87 Stat. 884 - Endangered Species Act - December 28, 1973
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102 Stat. 2779 - Plastic Pollution Control Act of 1987 - October, 28, 1988
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