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Abatement

  • By: Stephen T. Schroth, Jason A. Helfer & Jordan K. Lanfair
  • In: Green Business: An A-to-Z Guide
  • Edited by: Nevin Cohen & Paul Robbins
  • Subject:Sustainability, Environmental Policy & Law (general)

Abatement involves the reduction or elimination of pollutants in the environment. Abatement is used to reduce a variety of pollutants, such as noise or dust. Abatement also involves adjusting tax rates and rebates that businesses and other organizations pay or receive for their contribution to the environmental protection or degradation of certain areas. Abatement can be tied to specific types of pollution, such as air, water, or noise. Abatement is multifaceted, as it involves governmental regulation that requires or encourages certain actions, technology that can reduce the occurrence of certain pollutants, and incentives and penalties that support or punish those who produce or eliminate pollution. Pollution abatement typically refers to the reduction in pollution after it is generated but before it is released into the ...

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