What Is Environmental Law? - Principles, Issues & Policy


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The Environmental protection Agency does what?

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1. What does the Clean Water Act protect?

2. Which act regulates hazardous waste?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Environmental laws date back many years in the United States. This quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of the history of environmental laws and the protections they offer. You'll be tested on areas that include various federal legislative acts and the aspects of the environment they protect.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The assessments of this lesson will test you on the following aspects of environmental law:

  • The role of the Environmental Protection Agency
  • Protections under the Clean Water Act
  • The regulation of hazardous waste
  • Protections of endangered animals
  • Regulation of factories and vehicles

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related environmental law and policies lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the Clean Water Act and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding various federal acts that protect the environment
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Environmental Protection Agency and protections under the law for the environment

Additional Learning

Have a look at the lesson called What Is Environmental Law? - Principles, Issues & Policy to get more insight into how the environment is protected under the law. You'll be able to address the following after studying the material:

  • The history of environmental laws
  • Important legislative acts to ensure protection of the environment
  • Important court case involved in the protection of endangered animals
  • The mission and importance of the Environmental Protection Agency