International Air Pollution Law and Legal Definition

According to 42 USCS § 7415, international air pollution is defined as the endangerment of public health or welfare in foreign countries as a result of pollution emitted in the U.S. Whenever the authorized administrator has reason to believe that any air pollutant that is emitted in the U.S. causes or contributes to air pollution which can endanger public health or welfare in a foreign country or whenever the Secretary of State requests him/her to do so, then the Administrator must give formal notification to the Governor of the state in which such emissions originate. However, this is applicable only to a foreign country that allows reciprocity of rights.