Environmental Law, Questions

Unit I Assessment

 

Question 2

Write an essay consisting of at least 500 words addressing all of the following topics (a through d):

 

a. Why do courts require “standing” for a lawsuit to proceed? Do you agree with this requirement?

 

b. Discuss the concept of “ripeness” in regards to litigation.

 

c. Describe the differences between arbitration and mediation.

 

d. Describe the various courts where an environmental lawsuit could occur and under which conditions each court would have jurisdiction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit V Assessment

 

Question 1

Write an essay consisting of at least 500 words addressing all of the following topics (a through e):

 

a. Why is the pesticide aldrin no longer used?

 

b. What types of information are used for hazard identification?

 

c. Summarize the most important points about the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

 

d. Explain the process of registering a pesticide under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).

 

e. Describe the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act (FFDCA). Is it administered by the EPA or the FDA?

 

 

Question 2

Write an essay consisting of at least 500 words addressing all of the following topics (a through e):

 

a. Why is the pesticide dieldrin no longer used?

 

b. Describe dose-response assessment.

 

c. Explain how the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) regulates new chemicals through the premanufacturing notice (PMN).

 

d. Summarize the most important points about the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).

 

e. Describe the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA). How is it different from FIFRA?

 

 

 

Unit VI Assessment

 

Question 1

Write an essay consisting of at least 500 words addressing all of the following topics (a through d):

 

a. Explain the history of the U.S. Department of the Interior and how it regulates the use of natural resources.

 

b. What was the purpose of the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003? Was the act effective?

 

c. Has the 1972 Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act been effective?

 

d. List the pros and cons of the 1973 Endangered Species Act.

 

 

 

Question 2

Write an essay consisting of at least 500 words addressing all of the following topics (a through d):

 

a. Describe U.S. energy policy in the 1970s.

 

b. Discuss the 1992 Energy Policy Act.

 

c. Present similarities and differences in energy policy between the President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama administrations.

 

d. List at least three U.S. laws that affect offshore oil spills

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