Us legal’s doctrine about civil laibility of environmental pollution

Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of law Ardabil Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ardabil,Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Department of laws, Islamic Azad University of Ardabil, Iran



The growing various damages caused by environmental pollution, the wide range of victims, the multiplicity of defendants that create pollution on the one hand, and the renewal of domestic law in providing appropriate grounds for imposing civil liability on environmental pollution on defendants and the ineffectiveness of existing temporal environmental statutes in providing apposite ways to prevention and compensation solutions These losses, on the other hand, necessitate the study of the grounds for civil liability arising from environmental pollution in the laws of other countries; This article seeks to study US legal’s doctrine in the field of civil laibility of environmental pollution and usage in legal decision to creating legal convergence to illustrate the strengths and weaknesses of this doctrine. According to this study, the US legal’s doctrine despite its shortcomings has been interpreted and empeloyed appositely by judges and lawyers and covered many of the necessities in the field of environmental liability basics.


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