Overview of Environmental Law
Environmental laws include federal and state statutes and regulations that govern the conduct of individuals and businesses that have an impact on the natural habitat or resources. This chapter introduces the concept and purpose of environmental law. It introduces the major federal environmental laws and the agencies primarily charged with enforcing these laws. It then explains the available enforcement mechanisms. For each of these laws, it explains the primary government obligations in enforcing the law and the obligations of individuals in complying.
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