"Pollution Control," in Arden Rowell and Josephine van Zeben, Essential Environmental Law: The United States (California Press, Forthcoming).
Posted: 22 Feb 2019 Last revised: 27 May 2020
Date Written: February 1, 2019
This book chapter presents the basics of U.S. environmental law on pollution control. It is intended for non-specialists interested in environmental law, and for foreign lawyers curious about how the U.S. uses environmental law to address environmental problems. It addresses the essentials of federal U.S. air pollution law, water pollution law, soil pollution, regulation of toxic substances, and waste management.
Keywords: pollution control, environmental law, air pollution, water pollution, management, soil pollution, toxic substances, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, Toxic Substances Control Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, CERCLA, Superfund, FIFRA, SMCRA, PPA, CAA, CWA, SDWA
JEL Classification: K1, K32
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