Environmental Laws govern the safety of the air we breathe, the water we drink, and even the amount of pesticides allowed on our food. Learn about these laws and how you can use them to advocate more effectively for communities, vulnerable ecosystems, and the climate:


Introduction to Environmental and Natural Resources Laws

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Clean Water Act (CWA)

Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

Oil Pollution Act (OPA)

Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)


Natural Resources Laws determine how the federal government manages U.S. natural resources such as National Parks, National Forests, coastal zones, timber, and minerals on behalf of Americans. This land is your land. Learn how the feds manage these resources in your name through interactive, in-depth, entertaining workshops on the following laws:

Introduction to Environmental and Natural Resources Laws
Endangered Species Act (ESA)
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
1872 Mining Act
1920 Mineral Leasing Act
Forest Service Organic Act
National Forest Management Act (NFMA)
The 2001 Forest Service Roadless Rule
National Park Service Organic Act
Multiple Use Sustained Yield Act (MUSYA)
Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA)
Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA)
Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA)
2005 Energy Policy Act
The Wilderness Act (WSA)
The Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act


Hazardous Waste/Toxics Laws: Did you know that in 2014 alone, 3.89 billion pounds of of toxic chemicals were released in the U.S. – in the air, on land, or in the water? And that only 200 out of the over 84,000 toxic chemicals used in the U.S. have been tested for their impacts on humans and the environment? Learn how hazardous and toxic waste laws affect you, and how to make your community safer through effective advocacy using these laws:

Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)

Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)