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Riparian doctrine

In dealing with water rights, the riparian doctrine states that water belongs to the person whose land borders a body of water. Riparian owners are permitted to make reasonable use of this water provided it does not unreasonably interfere with the reasonable use of this water by others with riparian rights.

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Pollution

Pollution: an overview

Pollution is the contamination of air, water, or earth by harmful substances. Concern for pollution developed alongside concerns for the environment in general. See Environmental law. The advent of automobiles, increased chemical wastes, nuclear wastes, and accumulation of garbage in landfills created a need for legislation specifically aimed at decreasing pollution.

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Environmental Law

 

Environmental Law: An Overview

A variety of protections with the goal of protecting the environment.  Environmental law is a “belt-and-suspenders” collection of laws that work together and often overlap in areas.

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