Environmental Law


Author: Stuart Bell,Donald McGillivray,Ole Pedersen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199583803

Category: Law

Page: 788

View: 1755

This edition includes material on environmentalism and the law, international environmental law, access to environmental justice, noise pollution and new legislation on pollution prevention and new case law.

Environmental Law: a Very Short Introduction


Author: Elizabeth Fisher

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198794185

Category: Law

Page: 152

View: 6928

Environmental law is the law concerned with environmental problems. It is a vast area of law that operates from the local to the global, involving a range of different legal and regulatory techniques. In theory, environmental protection is a no brainer. Few people would actively argue forpollution or environmental destruction. Ensuring a clean environment is ethically desirable, and also sensible from a purely self-interested perspective. Yet, in practice, environmental law is a messy and complex business fraught with conflict. Whilst environmental law is often characterized inoverly simplistic terms, with a law being seen as be a magic wand that solves an environmental problem, the reality is that creating and maintaining a body of laws to address and avoid problems is not easy, and involves legislators, courts, regulators and communities. This Very Short Introduction provides an overview of the main features of environmental law, and discusses how environmental law deals with multiple interests, socio-political conflicts, and the limits of knowledge about the environment. Showing how interdependent societies across the world havedeveloped robust and legitimate bodies of law to address environmental problems, Elizabeth Fisher discusses some of the major issues involved in environmental law's: nation statehood, power, the reframing role of law, the need to ensure real environmental improvements, and environmental justice. AsFisher explains, environmental law is, and will always be, necessary but inherently controversial. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, andenthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Environmental Law: Text, Cases & Materials


Author: Elizabeth Fisher,Elizabeth Charlotte Fisher,Bettina Lange,Eloise Scotford

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199270880

Category: Law

Page: 1087

View: 5112

This new title offers a compact and complete resource for students, featuring extracts from leading cases and articles alongside clear explanations and insightful analysis from an experienced author team. This unique approach places environmental law in context, enabling you to develop a clear and sophisticated understanding of this dynamic area.

Environmental law in a nutshell


Author: Roger W. Findley,Daniel A. Farber

Publisher: West Publishing Company


Category: Law

Page: 367

View: 8279

Judicial Review of Government Decisions; Judicial Role in Environmental Law; National Environmental Policy Act; Federalism and the Environment; Scope of Federal Power; Commerce Clause Restrictions on State Power; Federal Preemption; Pollution Control; Common Law Remedies; Regulation Under the Clean Air Act; Regulation Under the Clean Water Act; Economic Incentives for Environmental Protection; Risk Management and Scientific Uncertainty; Introduction to Risk Assessment and Risk Management; Judicial Views Concerning Management of Uncertain Risks; Control of Toxic Substances; Regulating the Sale of Toxic Substances; Toxic Substances Under the General Pollution Statutes; Resource Conservation and Recovery Act; Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act; Common Law Remedies; Preservation of Natural Areas; Preservation as a Goal; Restrictions on Development of Private Land; Protecting Coastal Waters; Protecting of Public Lands; Preserving Endangered Species.

State environmental law


Author: Daniel P. Selmi,Kenneth A. Manaster

Publisher: Clark Boardman Callaghan

ISBN: 9780876326923

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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Research Handbook on International Environmental Law


Author: Malgosia Fitzmaurice,David M. Ong,Panos Merkouris

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1849807264

Category: Law

Page: 736

View: 5644

. . . an impressive volume and the editors have put together a high quality collection. Research Handbook on International Environmental Law ought to be an invaluable reference source for both teachers and students of international environmental law in the years to come. Web Journal of Current Legal Issues This wide-ranging and comprehensive Handbook examines recent developments in international environmental law (IEL) and the crossover effects of this expansion on other areas of international law, such as trade law and the law of the sea. The expert contributors offer analyses of foundational issues in IEL, such as responsibility for environmental damage, sustainable development and the precautionary principle, alongside studies in topical subject areas including marine protection and the law of international watercourses. This Research Handbook offers an in-depth analysis of IEL, both as a field of law in its own right, and as part of the wider system of international law. It gives a comprehensive view of IEL in all its forms and complexity. With thorough examination of specific environmental regimes and compliance mechanisms, this Handbook will be an indispensable resource for legal scholars, students and practitioners alike.

Environmental Law and Enforcement


Author: Gregor I. McGregor

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780873717458

Category: Law

Page: 256

View: 4041

Amid all the laws and regulations on environmental protection and worker safety, what is the responsible business or landowner to do? What should the responsible consultant advise? Environmental Law and Enforcement provides you with a practical guide that takes the mystery out of environmental law and related land use controls. The author provides a synopsis of major environmental topics from A to Z and features citations to the major federal statutes in the United States Code (USC) and the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) so you can easily find governing statutes and regulations. Special sections discuss the use of experts in case preparation and how to be an effective case witness. A checklist for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act is included. The book covers strategies to cope with landowner liability for hazardous waste, consultant liability for mistakes in hazardous waste site assessments, and guidelines for emergency managers to minimize legal liability. The section on insurance liability provides practical approaches to dealing with insurance companies on hazardous waste claims. The successful organization will manage for environmental protection as a corporate goal, and consequently stays ahead of new government requirements-away from lawyers and lawsuits-and ahead of the competition. Environmental Law and Enforcement gives you the tools you need to achieve this mission.

Environmental Law


Author: Lisa Johnson,Frona Powell

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305464923

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

View: 9888

With the most current coverage available, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW explains the basic foundations that are essential to understanding how law applies to the natural environment. In addition to thorough coverage of common law, constitutional law, dispute resolution, and administrative law, the text addresses environmental topics like air pollution, water pollution, endangered species, and hazardous waste disposal as well as the corresponding laws−the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act, and RCRA. In addition, an entire chapter is devoted to the rapidly growing field of animal law. ENVIRONMENTAL LAW is an excellent resource for anyone wanting to understand current law as it relates to the environment and pending issues to be resolved. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Art and Craft of International Environmental Law


Author: Daniel Bodansky

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674035437

Category: Law

Page: 359

View: 1687

International environmental law is often closer to home than we know, affecting the food we eat, the products we buy, and even the air we breathe. Drawing on more than two decades of experience as a government negotiator, consultant, and academic, Daniel Bodansky brings a real-world perspective on the processes by which international environmental law develops, and influences the behavior of state and non-state actors.

International environmental law and regulations


Author: Dennis Campbell,Marilise Swart,Center for International Legal Studies

Publisher: John Wiley & Son Ltd


Category: Law

Page: 297

View: 9005

The quality of water, air and soil continues to decline. Poverty, population growth and unregulated industry combine to create pollution on an unprecedented scale. Yet despite overwhelming support for the Rio Declaration in 1992, international response to the crisis in the environment has been piecemeal and uneven. The developing canon of international environmental law is of vital importance to lawyers, decision-makers and environmental advocates. Practical lessons can be drawn from the range of approaches being taken to such universal issues as pollution control, liability and waste management. Familiarity with international case law and judicial decision-making can support and develop legal argument. International Environmental Law and Regulations draws together expert practitioners from Argentina, Belgium, Canada, England & Wales, France, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Scotland and Singapore to provide a statement of the progress of environmental regulation in their jurisdictions. The practical analysis includes coverage of: the application of international and Community law national, regional and local regulation leading case law trends in judicial decision-making civil and criminal liability As a source of instructive information and ideas, the book will be of value to specialists in environmental law, in-house lawyers in industry, environmental advocates and academic lawyers.

Principles of International Environmental Law


Author: Philippe Sands

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521521062

Category: Law

Page: 1116

View: 8257

Revised edition includes all new developments since 1994, including all international case-law and international legislation.

International Environmental Law in the Asia Pacific


Author: Ben Boer,Donald R. Rothwell,Ross Ramsay,Donald Rothwell

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041107061

Category: Law

Page: 364

View: 9007

The purpose of this book is to assess the development of international environmental law in the Asia Pacific. Consideration is given to the impact upon the region of global, regional and subregional environmental law. An assessment is also undertaken of how certain states, and groups of states, have responded domestically and within their own subregions to these developments. For the purposes of this book the Asia Pacific is defined as essentially the states which comprise East and Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the island states of the Southwest Pacific. Occasional consideration is also given to the states of South Asia.

Environmental Law


Author: William H. Rodgers

Publisher: West Academic


Category: Law

Page: 1158

View: 3487

This authoritative coverage of environmental law presents a broad perspective and a critical appraisal of recent developments. Dependable predictions for the future are listed as well. Text provides analyses of federal environmental statutes, regulations, and policies plus citations to court decisions explaining these laws.

International Environmental Law and Policy


Author: Edith Brown Weiss

Publisher: Aspen Publishers


Category: Law

Page: 1205

View: 2380

This dynamic casebook takes an interdisciplinary approach in an analytical framework that can be applied to any international environmental legal problem. By studying both legal and non-legal issues, students gain a full and meaningful understanding of this global problem and its legal solutions. International Environmental Law and Policy is the perfect vehicle for tackling the challenges of international environmental law from a global perspective. International Environmental Law and Policy leads students from fundamental issues to sophisticated applications in four main parts: The Nature of International Environmental Issues - Basic Concepts and Context explores non-legal issues such as: global population; intergenerational equity; risk assessments; the tension between industrialized and developing countries; and the underpinning legal issues of public international law and international institutions: Pollution Control offers a detailed analysis of the 'precautionary principle,' the right to a clean environment, general norms applicable to environmental agencies, general principles of international responsibility for environmental harm, and environmental warfare. Natural Resource Management presents detailed discussions of the 'Harmon Doctrine,' the World Heritage Convention, options for conserving biologicla diversity, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), and the protection of whales and other species Trade and Finance delves into dispute settlement in the World Trade Organization, the North American Free Trade Agreement, multilateral development banks, debt relief approaches, and funds for the environment. The authors use a skillful blend of material to capture and hold student interest including: detailed case studies that explore international environmental norms exercises which make students apply specific legal rules to real-world cases careful analysis of four principal cases: Trail Smelter; Corfu Channel; Lac Lanous; and Nuclear Weapons Testing appendixes on Researching International Environmental Law, International Organizations, and General Steps in Formulating Multilateral Agreements detailed discussions on the relationship between the international and domestic implementation of law in-depth coverage of the liability, accountability, and valuation of natural resource damages

A Guide to International Environmental Law


Author: Alexandre Charles Kiss,Dinah Shelton

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 1571053441

Category: Law

Page: 313

View: 4783

"Guide to International Environmental Law" addresses why and how the international system elaborates environmental obligations and monitors compliance with them. The book discusses the relationship between international obligations and national and local law, with particular reference to federal systems. It points out the influence national law has on the emergence of international law and the growing role international norms play in the development and enforcement of national and local environmental policies. It also examines the extent to which environmental protection should be and is taken into account in other regulatory frameworks, from trade law and human rights to disarmament and refugee policy.

International Environmental Law

Contemporary Concerns and Challenges : Papers Presented at the First Contemporary Challenges of International Environmental Law Conference, Ljubljana, June 28-29, 2012


Author: Vasilka Sancin

Publisher: Masa Kovic Dine

ISBN: 9789612472191

Category: Environmental law, International

Page: 600

View: 2354