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“Does One Size Fit All? The Importance of State Natural Resource Damage Assessment Laws”

Comment, 66 Cath. L. REV. 693-720 Elizabeth K. Conti

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Natural Resource Damage Assessments (NRDAs) are necessary for the purpose of ensuring restoration and revitalization to natural resources harmed or destroyed by environmental contaminations, whether natural or manmade. Many federal laws such as the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Oil Pollution Act (OPA), and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (CWA) are available to assess damages to natural resources.