List of Environmental Legislation and Agencies


A list of legislation and agencies involved.


Before the publication of Silent Spring in 1962, there was just one major piece of legislation:

  • 1958 - Delaney Clause prohibits any carcinogenic additive from being added to processed foods.

Since the publication of Silent Spring, there has been a major shift in public consciousness about the environment. Years later, legislators have responded with the following:

You can find a full list at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agencies list of Laws and Executive Orders

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