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Environmental Law

Environmental Law
Environmental Law

Environmental law is a body of treaties, conventions, statutes, and regulations that regulates the human interaction with the environment for reducing the impacts of human activity both on the natural environment and on humanity itself.  The law mainly deals with two areas: pollution control and remediation, and resource conservation and management.

Environmental laws are administered by numerous federal and state agencies with varying, overlapping and sometimes conflicting missions. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency‎ (EPA) is the most well-known federal agency, having jurisdiction over many of the country’s national air, water and waste and hazardous substance programs.

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