Environmental Law is the law for protection and improvement of the natural resources, atmosphere and environment including forest, lakes, rivers and wild life. It insists compassion for living creatures and prevention of pollution including agricultural pollution, pollution created by pesticides,industrial effluents and mining and river pollution, water pollution, air pollution, noise pollution etc. The note begins by defining environmental law and describing the legal system that establishes compliance obligations. Then, all the major Environmental Acts such as The Water Pollution Control Act, Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act of 1981, Environment (Protection) Act (EPA) National Green Tribunal Act of 2010, and Biological Diversity Act 2002 are briefly described and interrelated.
This note is intended for the sole purpose of helping LLB students and Advocates in better understanding Environment Law. This study material is a compilation work of resources freely available online and the authors take no credit for the originality of the content. Reference: Environmental Law by The National Institute of Open Schooling 1) published under Creative Commons license2), Renaissance Law College,Study material on Environmental Law by Soumya N.M, Rudragouda M.H., Anusha M.V., Asst. Prof. K.L.E. Society's Law College, Bengaluru, Selectively Assertive: Interventions of India’s Supreme Court to Enforce Environmental Laws by Shalini Iyengar, Nives Dolsak and Aseem Prakash.