Undue Degradation Law and Legal Definition

Unnecessary or undue degradation is defined as “harm to the environment that is either unnecessary to a given project or violates specified environmental protection statutes.” S. Fork Band Council of W. Shoshone of Nev. v. United States DOI, 2009 U.S. App. LEXIS 26329 (9th Cir. Nev. Dec. 3, 2009)