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Hagerstown Community College / HCC

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2023-2024 Catalog 
    Jun 18, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog
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ENV 203 - Environmental Policy and Regulations

Prerequisite: ENG 101 ENG 101E , or ENG 101P .  
(3 Credits)
Students will explore the historical context of environmental legislation, including an examination of the early conservation movement and the establishment of the first National Parks, the National Park Service and the US Forestry Service. Early legislative efforts to protect and conserve U.S. Natural resources will be reviewed. Students will also examine significant environmental legislation such as the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Clean Drinking Water Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Superfund, and the Toxic Substance Control Act, etc., as well as more recent programs such as Pollution Prevention Act and Brownfields. Issues of Environmental Justice will be investigated within the social construct of environmental legislation for evidence of fair and protective policies for all people regardless of race, color, national origin or socioeconomic status. Regulatory concepts will be underscored with the introduction of concepts of environmental economics and the principles of environmental management. This course does not fulfill a lab/science General Education Requirement.  *Diversity Approved General Education Course. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

Semesters Offered: Fall Only, All Years.

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