Flashcards in Ch 17 Class Notes Deck (9):
How businesses and society are impacted by pollution/contamination
Finds who's responsible when people are sick and dying
Historically how has the environment been regulated?
Through private civil action
Use of property in manner that interferes with others property
Company in business of handling chemicals harms others
When was environmental law needed, when did it start?
Needed during the industrial revolution when chemicals started
To get handled
Started in early 20th century
What did regulation only cover before the 1980s
How you use and dispose of pollution
Specified regulation for cleaning up polluted sites by the EPA
cleanup money came from the superfund
How is the superfund replenished ?
Superfund is replenished by suing PRPs