"A Breathtaking Assertion of Power"? Not Quite. Pronsolino v. Nastri and the Still Limited Role of Federal Regulation of Nonpoint Source Pollution

Garovoy, Jocelyn B.
November 2003
Ecology Law Quarterly;2003, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p543
Academic Journal
Explores the role of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to regulate nonpoint source pollution in the case, Pronsolino v. Nastri. Legal background of the U.S. Clean Water Act and its relevance to the nonpoint source pollution; Facts of the case; Economic incentives of adopting solutions to nonpoint source pollution.


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