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Write an essay consisting of at least 600 words addressing all of the following topics (a through e): intext citations, APA Format and at least three citations
 

a. Describe why, historically, tort law has been insufficient at solving environmental problems.
 

b. Prior to having an administrative body such as the U.S. EPA, discuss the effectiveness of prior attempts to control pollution such as subsidies and emissions charges.
 

c. The concept of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was brought into being in 1970 with NEPA. Describe the original intent of the EIS and what types of projects were required to prepare an EIS.
 

d. What is a FONSI?
 

e. Find an environmental impact statement on the Internet. How many pages is it? Briefly describe the reason it was written and one item in it that you found interesting.

Write an essay consisting of at least 600 words addressing all of the following topics (a through e): ): intext citations, APA Format and at least three citations
 

a. With regards to the U.S. EPA, describe the process of judicial review of rule-making and regulated negotiation.
 

b. Discuss the federal Tort Claim Act and under what situations it allows private citizens to sue the federal government, specifically the U.S. EPA.
 

c. Describe the origin of the Congressional Review Act and how it is used to restrain and/or enhance the power of government agencies.
 

d. Explain how the leadership of the U.S. EPA has changed over the years. How has the leadership impacted the agency’s enforcement of environmental law?
 

e. Give an example of how the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers interacts with U.S. EPA.