The Act to Prevent Pollution From Ships was signed on October 21, 1980.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency states: "The Clean Air Act of 1963 was the first federal legislation regarding air pollution control. It established a federal program within the U.S. Public Health Service and authorized research into techniques for monitoring and controlling air pollution."
The Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act of 1972, also referred to as the Ocean Dumping Act, was enacted on October 23, 1972.
The increased international attention on China brought by the upcoming summer Olympics has fueled foreign demonstrations against China's political, environmental, and humanitarian policies, prompted a Chinese nationalist surge, and helped broadcast last month's tragic earthquake around the world. Join Kenneth Lieberthal and Tom Malinowski to discuss Beijing's reactions to the Olympic spotlight and the implications for China's domestic and foreign policies.