ERIC Number: ED059071
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Resources, Number 39. Some Highlights of 1971.
Resources for the Future, Inc., Washington, DC.
Focusing on some significant events of 1971 relating to the use and management of natural resources, this report points out that environmental concern is coming of age. Government activities, congressional messages and action, major court cases, and citizen action are reviewed in the light of growing public acceptance of environmental quality as an important goal of national policy. Measures aimed at controlling degradation and preserving the environment are highlighted. Areas of concern include pollution, solid wastes, recycling, nuclear and atomic energy, weather and hurricane modification, effluent taxes and regulations, petroleum prices, expropriation of foreign owned property and resulting compensation, electricity rate structures, international rules for fisheries, preparations for the 1972 U.N. Conference on the Human Environment, development of new towns, creation and implementation of land use policies, and forest management. (BL)
Descriptors: Administration, Environment, Environmental Influences, Natural Resources, Political Issues, Preservation, Quality Control, Social Action, Social Welfare
Resources for the Future, Inc., 1755 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Resources for the Future, Inc., Washington, DC.