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polluter pays principle

see POLLUTION.

polluter pays principle

the principle that polluters should bear the SOCIAL COSTS of any POLLUTION that they cause. Adoption of this principle as part of government policy towards the environment involves intervening in markets to protect the environment by placing the onus of
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The EPAs Superfund program operates under the polluter pays principle, giving the EPA the authority to require polluters to clean up the environmental contamination they are responsible for at sites on the NPL.
2783-Superfund Polluter Pays Act, which would reauthorize the original Superfund fees and make polluters, not taxpayers, pay the costs of cleaning up Superfund sites.
DIKO's proposal introduces a simpler and fairer system on charging fees, based on the principle that the polluter pays," he said.
DEFRA Minister Dan Rogerson replied: "In my discussions with the agency, I have made it clear that we will do all we can to support all those who have been on the right side of this, but we need to consider carefully the correct method of making sure that the polluter pays.
The 33 articles discuss such topics as aluminum, energy and theology, the hydroelectric energy industry, the solar energy industry, energy investment law, the polluter pays principle, uranium, and utilities regulation.
The polluter pays principle, in the form of stiff taxes on these products, could yield substantial economic and environmental benefits by giving farmers strong incentives to reduce their chemical use.
Normally the argument is that the polluter pays, but these are mines that in some cases have been abandoned for hundreds of years.
Regulators in the United States, the European Community, and Japan have addressed environmental contamination concerns by adopting the polluter pays principle as a core component of their domestic environmental liability regimes.
This law puts into practice the polluter pays principle, rather than placing the burden of cleanup on the public.
remove the social costs directly from the public's shoulders--but that is what the polluter pays principle purports to accomplish.
This is a major victory for the polluter pays principle," says Sierra Legal Defence Fund counsel Robert Wright.