Wetland

Wetland in the United States Wetland in Environmental Law A locale distinguished by shallow water or saturated soil that supports aquatic plants, wildlife, and fish. Some wetlands contain saltwater; others are freshwater wetlands. Various names are used to describe them, and some indicate the […]

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Environmental Law An agency within the Department of Commerce that has numerous environmental responsibilities. It is the primary federal agency involved with the […]

Lender Liability

Lender Liability in the United States Lender Liability in Environmental Law In environmental law, the term refers to a lender becoming a potentially responsible party under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (Superfund) or responsible for cleanup under the […]

Strict Liability

Strict Liability in the United States Strict Liability in Environmental Law A standard used to determine whether a particular action or connection with an activity should be the primary basis for holding the actor responsible for damages caused by the activity. The concept does not require […]

Cost Recovery

Cost Recovery in the United States Cost Recovery in Environmental Law A lawsuit brought by the government, and in some cases, a private party who has incurred expenses to respond to a release or threatened release of hazardous substances. The defendants in such lawsuits are parties who are […]

Occupational Safety And Health Administration

Occupational Safety and Health Administration in the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in Environmental Law The agency responsible for workplace safety. It promulgates the regulations that determine how the Occupational Health and Safety Act applies to specific […]

Constitutional Guarantees And Administrative Agency Law

Constitutional Guarantees and Administrative Agency Law in the United States Constitutional Guarantees and Administrative Agency Law in Environmental Law Common law rights that existed before the Constitution was ratified were incorporated into it. Since administrative agencies were not a part […]

William Reilly

William Reilly in the United States Reilly, William K. in Environmental Law Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) during George Bush’s administration. Reilly’s appointment was lauded because he was well-known as an environmentalist. Reilly was head of the Conservation […]