Solid Waste "Despoal" Act of 1965

The Solid Waste Disposal Act of 1965 was in response to open air burning. It was an amendment to the clean air act. This was the first federal law that required environmentally sound methods for disposal of household, municipal, commercial, and industrial waste.

Oil Spill Prevention and liability act (1990)

The OPA improved the nation's ability to prevent and respond to oil spills by establishing provisions that expand the federal government's ability, and provide the money and resources necessary, to respond to oil spills. The OPA also created the national Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund, which is available to provide up to one billion dollars per spill incident.