Words To Understand environmental policy: a course of action a government establishes to manage how businesses, other organizations, and people use and interact with the natural world. fracking: a drilling technique used to extract oil or natural gas from deep underground; studies show that fracking can cause air pollution, groundwater contamination, health problems, and surface water pollution. interdisciplinary: drawing from two or more different fields of knowledge. professional association: an organization that is founded by a group of people who have the same career (e.g., engineers or scientists), or who work in the same industry specialty (e.g., waste management or health care). remediation: the process of cleaning up or using other strategies to remove or contain a toxic spill or hazardous materials.


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