Environmental Laws and Regulations
Environmental Laws and Regulations

The EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) is working together with several federal agencies in order to improve regulations that should protect the environment. All of them are enacted by Congress. In order to protect human health and the environment, these regulations span a few areas.  

•    Environmental Issues Handled by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. They are trying to protect the environment by reducing the amount of air pollutants. This also means that they are trying to improve the laws related to clean and drinking water. Also, the EPA is trying to make regulations and laws that will reduce the impact of the business on the environment.
•    Many of the environmental issues are concerned of local, state or federal agencies. There are many concerns that have been linked to wetlands. In fact, with their destruction. Because of this, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, must determine is a particular area wetland and issue a proper permit for use in that area. The FWS (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) should protect engagement plants and animals. Also, they should protect their habitat.
•    The FDA (The Food and Drug Administration) has a purpose to monitor the quality of the food in the country. They must pay attention to substances we intake. The biggest attention is towards the organic food. All organic food must be labeled by the FDA.
•    The OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) is a part of the U.S. Department of Labor. They monitor for problems in the workplace. This includes noxious fumes and handling or the presence of dangerous chemicals. All employees must be well protected from the chemical they are exposed to.