Legal aspects of weather modification

TitleLegal aspects of weather modification
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1965
AuthorsOppenheimer, J. C.
Conference Name33rd Annual Western Snow Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 33rd Annual Western Snow Conference
Date PublishedApril 1965
PublisherWestern Snow Conference
Conference LocationColorado Springs, Colorado
KeywordsLegal aspects, Weather modification

Man's interventions in Nature's atmospheric process result in interventions in his socio-economic, political and legal processes. The legal aspects of weather modification are not as tangible as water rights legal rules and regulations. Although 22 States have regulations dealing with weather modification, there have been only 6 court cases on record of which 5 were decided in favor of the weather modification operator. These cases are explained in the text of the paper. Attempts are underway to set up State, intra-State, and Federal regulations to govern and license weather modification operators either for profit or research.