It is the policy of the government to promote the economic use and conservation of land, pre-serve and improve soil fertility, and prevent wasteful and unscientific use of soil resources.History: 1962, PL 7-24.
Consent decrees (pertaining to the American Samoa Environmental Quality Act, A.S.C.A. §§ 24.0101 et seq., and the Water Quality Standards, A.S.A.C. § 24.0201 et seq.) are binding only on the parties thereto and do not define or restrict the rights of the United States or of any private party, either with respect to the right to bring any action or to the merits of such action. American Samoa Government v. Star Kist Samoa, Inc., 16 A.S.R.2d 27 (1990).