Clean Air Act (1970) Sets goals and standards for thequality and purity of air in the U.S, Bylaw, it is periodically reviewed. Asignificant set of amendments in1990 toughened air quality standardsand placed new emphasis on marketforces to control air pollution.Clean Water Act(1972)Establishes and maintains goals andstandards for U.s water quality andpurity. It has been amended severaltimes, most prominently in 1987 toincrease controls on toxic pollutants,and in 1990, to more effectivelyaddress the the hazard of oil spillsCERCLA (1980) Requires the cleanup of sitescontaminates with toxic waste(superfund). In 1986 majoramendments were made in order toclarify the level of cleanup requiredand degrees of liability. CERCLA isretroactive, which means it can beused to hold liable those responsiblefor disposal of hazardous wastesbefore the law was enacted in 1980Endangered SpeciesAct (1973)Is designed to protect and recoverendangered and threatened speciesof fish, wildlife, and plants in the U.S.and beyond. The law works in part byprotecting species habitatsEnergy Policy Act Authorizes the president to drawfrom the petroleum reserve as well asestablished a permanent home-heating oil reserve in the Northeast.Clarifies when the president can drawfrom these resources.