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Environmental Law

Common Law, Statutory Law, Environmental Justice, Further Readings

An amalgam of state and federal statutes, regulations, and common-law principles covering AIR POLLUTION, WATER POLLUTION, hazardous waste, the wilderness, and endangered wildlife.

Almost every aspect of life in the United States is touched by environmental law. Drinking water must meet state and federal quality standards before it may be consumed by the public. Car manufacturers must comply with emissions standards to protect air quality. State and federal regulations govern the manufacture, storage, transportation, and disposal of the hazardous chemicals used to make deodorants, hair sprays, perfumes, makeup, fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, detergents, cleansers, batteries, and myriad other common goods and products.


Tobacco; Water Rights.

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