Support of a physical environment beneficial to life; action to promote wise use of ground and surface water resources and improvement of water, air, and soil quality.
Standards and Enforcement
- Federally determined effluent standards with lower levels of government and the public participating in the standard setting process.
- The right of lower levels of government to set and enforce stricter standards if they choose.
- An enforcement procedure which allows the federal level to step in if state or regional agencies fail to act.
- The right of the individual to bring legal action in the event of injury to self or environment without preemption by government enforcement procedures.