Pays principle is a normative doctrine of environmental law.
For example, a common-law nuisance is easy for ordinary people to detect and prove, and plaintiffs are not obligated to notify the polluter
prior to bringing suit.
IT MAY BE ARGUED that retroactive liability is fair when applied to the third-class polluter
-the true polluter
The first case to be heard under the contaminated land regime illustrates the circumstances under which someone who has not caused the pollution can be treated as a polluter
Industrial fines and penalties, various cost recoveries from polluters
, and interest on the balance, in addition to money from the general U.
Common sense dictates that if polluters
know they have more than a 90% chance of breaking the law without being charged, they will continue to do so," said Sierra Legal staff scientist Kim Mandzy.
The study found the worst polluter
was George Bush's home state of Texas whose oil-rich 22 million people are responsible for emissions equivalent to those of one billion of the world's poor.
could also buy the right to emit the unused portion of another nation's pollution allowance (SN: 12/20&27/97, p.
Stephanie Deason of Torrance, California, told the Los Angeles Times that her 1994 Chevy Blazer, with a hitherto undiscovered broken fuel injector, flunked the smog test as a gross polluter
This gives the polluter
the needed flexibility to adjust the contamination from each source in such a way that the costs of control are minimized subject to the over-all restriction on emissions within the bubble.
WASHINGTON, April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Mitch McConnell marks his first 100 days as Senate majority leader, the NRDC Action Fund today unleashed an ad blasting him for standing with "dirty polluters
," and introduced a first-of-its-kind website enabling users to track dirty votes by members of Congress and campaign contributions from polluting industries.
The top overall water polluter
in Texas was the Pilgrim's Pride chicken-processing plant in Mount Pleasant, which in 2012 dumped 2.