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Environmental Law
A body of state, federal, and international statutes and court decisions intended to protect the environment (natural resources, wildlife, landscape, and amenities) from pollution, misuse, overuse, and other damage. Environmental laws both regulate activities and give individuals and groups the right to bring legal actions to enforce its protections or remedy environmental harms.
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