# Environmental Policy and Regulation Midterm

Environmental Law
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Legislative=enact legislation&appropriate funds, conduct/oversightagencies, Executive=make sure laws passed by congress are carried out, signs bills , Judicial=reviews agencies enforcement actions, reviews challenges to agency interpretations of statues in the regulation that were put out by agencies, determine if the interpretation is reasonable(permissible), reviews the statutes Congress puts out and if it fits with its enumerated powers
a nuisance is an unprivileged interference with the use and enjoyment of property-problem with common law of nuisance being used with environmental pollution is it limits to a 2-party dispute and the need to prove that the harm was caused by the defendant's actions meant that many instances of pollution would not be addressed by nuisance actions
a federal, state, or local government agency established to perform a specific function: EPA-Issues regulations-to implement/carry out statutes-conduct and review research-inform their efforts to regulate-Monitor-conditions, trends, make sure statutes/regulations are being implemented-Enforcement-ensure compliance with statutes and regulation
system in which both federal government and state governments cooperate in solving problems,structure of federalism that determines the responsibilities between the states and the federal government in the Clean Air Act and several other major environmental laws-state can implement above federal level but not below