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Pick ONE environmental law or regulation, explain its history, purpose and goals in detail, and evaluate its successes and failures since enactment. Use subsequent court and legislative events, as well as information from the internet and/or printed literature, to help in your evaluation. Most students pick the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Endangered Species Act (ESA), or the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), but there are a lot more laws and regulations out there…..pick something interesting and applicable to your life. We have covered lots of different possibilities this session, so do not limit yourself to the most well known acts.

You are required to use specific facts, cases, and multiple citations (I suggest 5-10 or more scholarly sources) in order to support your essay. You are required to integrate course materials and concepts as well. Show me what you know and what you have learned.

As always, cite all sources used in APA style with in-text citations and a reference list. A fully developed response should go beyond your textbook and required readings (although you may include them), have multiple citations from valid sources (e.g., no wiki-anything) and should avoid direct quotes from others. Write this essay on successes and failures in your own words and demonstrate your synthesis. The essay should be 6-7 pages total in length (excluding title page and references). If you need a little help starting a research paper, I’ve attached a helpful guidance document. 12 point font, double spaced