The United States Environmental Policy

16-03-2015

This document reviews and updates the previous 2013 report providing an overview of the environmental policy and regulation in the United States. It describes the role and the functions of the different authorities with environmental competencies and the most relevant legislative acts. It was provided by Policy Department A for the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) in view of the ENVI delegation to Washington from 16-19 March 2015.

This document reviews and updates the previous 2013 report providing an overview of the environmental policy and regulation in the United States. It describes the role and the functions of the different authorities with environmental competencies and the most relevant legislative acts. It was provided by Policy Department A for the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) in view of the ENVI delegation to Washington from 16-19 March 2015.