The study guide is a companion to our Half Century of Progress (HCP) essays. It is intended to facilitate and enrich the use of these materials in high school and college environmental science curricula. It supports independent study with section review and data interpretation questions that are linked to major topics in the HCP integrated summary essay.
These questions were extracted from the HCP Teacher’s Resource, which is available to all active environmental educators upon request (HERE).
The U.S. Regulatory Process in Environmental Protection
Rules developed by EPA to carry out major Congressionally-enacted environmental statutes have been one of the major forces in achieving ongoing gains in environmental quality. This paper provides an overview of the evolving process that has been used over the last half century to develop these environmental regulations.