Indicate whether each of the following statements is true or
Indicate whether each of the following statements is true or false by writing T or F in the answer column.
1. The United States lacks the abundance of natural resources that many other countries have. 1. __________
2. Environmental regulation is not yet a distinct area of the law. 2. __________
3. The Clean Air Act of 1963 deals only with pollution within the boundaries of each state.
3. __________
4. Included in the Clean Water Act are standards for water quality that allow navigable waterways to be used for the propagation of wildlife and for recreational purposes.
4. __________
5. Applying the provisions of Superfund has been an easy process, and it has had uniform success. 5. __________
6. Businesses that create pollution frequently cause injury to people or damage to their property, and these businesses may be found liable by a court for the tort of negligence.
6. __________
7. A public nuisance is created when a nuisance impacts public property, such as a navigable river or a state park. 7. __________
8. Many states recognize a cause of action for “particle trespass,” accepting the theory that businesses are trespassing on another person’s property with their pollution particles.
8. __________
9. Excess noise (as measured in decibels) cannot affect human health and well- being.
9. __________
10. Pursuant to the Toxic Substance Control Act of 1976, manufacturers are required to test chemicals thoroughly prior to introducing them into commerce. 10. __________
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