ERIC Number: ED073949
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
Environmental Quality, the Third Annual Report of the Council on Environmental Quality.
Council on Environmental Quality, Washington, DC.
The state of the environment and efforts to improve it are reported upon in this Third Annual Report of the Council on Environmental Quality. Broad in scope, the report covers federal and state activities during the past year, the development of environmental indices, and legal implications of the National Environmental Policy Act. The chapter on international aspects of environmental quality not only covers major developments over the past year, as the U.N. Conference on the Human Environment, but also deals with specific substantive areas such as the trade effects of environmental controls between trading nations. Local environmental quality activities, emphasizing, as a case study, local efforts to control noise are related and the costs and economic impacts of environmental improvement are explored. Forecasting the future discusses the interrelationships of population, resources, agricultural productivity, technology, pollution, and other factors in shaping man's future environment. The chapter on National Parks deals with the history of the National Park System, the pressures on these parks, and the steps being taken to deal with such pressures. The report concludes with a summary, relates some of the highlights of the report, and presents implications for the future. Numerous tables and figures are included. (BL)
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Environment, Federal Government, Natural Resources, Quality Control, State of the Art Reviews
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock No. 4111-0011 - $2.00, paper cover)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council on Environmental Quality, Washington, DC.