Duhaime's Law Dictionary

Environmental Law Dictionary

Duhaime's Environmental Law Dictionary: no trees were kiled in the presenation of this Dictionary.

The release of an infectious agent to cause illness or death against a civilian population.
Earth Movement
Phenomena related to forces operating within the earth itself, and not to the merely superficial effects of external forces, such as erosion by run-off rainwater.
Plug and Abandon Order
A direction to a oil well operator to permanently close the well.
A solid, liquid, gaseous, or thermal irritant or contaminant.
The discharge of a toxic or contaminating substance that is likely to have an adverse effect on the natural environment or life.
Public Nuisance
A nuisance (tort) which interferes with public convenience or welfare.
Renewable Energy
Electrical energy derived from naturally occurring resources and which do not deplete the source as energy is produced.

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