Click on one of the statutes below for an outline of the key provisions. Full text of the major statutes are provided as well.
The SMCRA establishes a program for the regulation of surface mining activities and the reclamation of coal-mined lands.
The TGA protects and regulates public grazing lands in order to minimize overgrazing and soil deterioration and stabilize the livestock industry.
TSCA provides the Environmental Protection Agency with authority to require reporting, record-keeping and testing requirements, and restrictions relating to chemical substances and/or mixtures.
The UMTRCA gave the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) the responsibility of stabilizing, disposing, and controlling uranium mill tailings and other contaminated material at select uranium mill processing sites around the country.
The WSRA establishes a National Wild and Scenic Rivers System and puts forth regulations on the usage of these rivers.
The WF-RHBA provides for the protection of wild free-roaming horses and burros on public lands.
The WA creates the legal definition of "wilderness" and protects a large extent of federal wilderness area.