Curbing the Pollution of the Night: The Problem of Light Pollution

Sharlene A. McEvoy


One of the least discussed aspects of environmental law is light pollution. Air and water contamination are issues that have been addressed by laws at the federal and state levels but far less attention has been given to the issues of illumination which can have deleterious effects not only on human health but also on the ability to view the night sky. Some states have passed “Dark Skies” laws to remedy these problems.

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