Environmental Conservation Of The World War II

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Environmental conservation has made major advancements throughout history. While its focus during the 1940s was very limited due to World War II, the effects of the war and industrialization led to the environmental deterioration and many significant events that increased the public’s attention on pollution. While many minor policies were passed as a way to appease the people, the major shift for environmentalism was during the 1960s after many pieces of writing were published that exposed the harmful effects of pollution and toxins that were contaminating the earth. The public’s outrage toward the government 's lack of involvement led to major legislations to be passed and a noticeable shift in importance to the government. While environmental policies were generally weak and unable to be consistently enforced from 1940-2000, a series of focused legislative acts led to a change in the standardization of working conditions through safety and health regulations and accountability of nationally funded programs on conservation of the environment.
One change that occurred in regards to environmental policies in the United States in the past 80 years was the creation of the National Environmental Policy Act which required increased government regulation and involvement in their impact on the environment, and chapter 27 of the North American Free Trade Agreement. The 1960s was an important era for the environment because it was marked with increasing public concern for the
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