Issues

NELC challenges regulations created by EPA or state environmental agencies when they do not fulfill the written requirements of environmental statutes. A current example is our recent victory to...
The Endangered Species Act (ESA) provides a program for the conservation of threatened and endangered plants and animals and the habitats in which they are found. The lead federal agencies for...
The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) gives EPA the authority to control hazardous waste from the "cradle-to-grave." This includes the generation, transportation, treatment, storage, and...
Although laws had been enacted prior to the Clean Air Act (CCA) of 1970, none were as comprehensive in the regulation of air pollution from stationary (industrial) and mobile sources (cars, trucks,...
The Clean Water Act (CWA) is the foundation for water quality protection in the United States, regulating discharges of pollutants into waterways and establishing water quality standards for industry...