ERIC Number: ED326439
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-May-11
Reference Count: N/A
National Environmental Education Act. Report To Accompany S. 1076. 101st Congress, 2d Session, Senate.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.
Environmental issues are increasingly complex and interrelated. Responding to national and global environmental problems over the long run will require public understanding of those problems. An expanded program in environmental education will provide a foundation for public understanding of environmental issues and help assure active and informed discussion of the best ways to address environmental problems. The National Environmental Education Act (S.1076) was introduced in May 1989 and is intended to renew and reestablish the federal role in environmental education. It is designed to complement the range of existing environmental education programs being implemented by both government agencies and nonprofit organizations. This report briefly describes the Act and provides a section-by-section analysis. In addition, hearings, roll call votes, regulatory impact, and estimated cost to the Federal Government are discussed. The full text of Senate Bill 1706 as reported is included in this document. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, Educational Legislation, Environmental Education, Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Government Role, Higher Education, Science Education
Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.