Keeping the environment safe is in everyone’s best interests. We need to be able to drink water, breathe the air, and eat the foods that are grown in our soil. When we’re unable to do that, society suffers. There are laws in place called environmental protection laws that are supposed to keep individuals and businesses from causing harm to the environment which in turn may harm others. These laws function by placing limits on what a person or company can do and cannot do regarding how they dump chemicals or hazardous products, how they interact with the soil, water, or air, and how they use chemicals that may filter into natural areas.
Here’s a brief summary of how some of these limitations work and in what circumstances: