Environmental Law

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Author: Kathryn L Schroeder

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1401857140

Category: Law

Page: 480

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Environmental Law is a text designed specifically for the paralegal student. It is written in a style that allows the non-law student to receive a thorough and comprehensive understanding of the relationship between the legal system and the regulation of the natural world. It includes many features such as an outline of the legal processes relevant to environmental law, descriptions of federal and state law and regulations, and special features on recent topics related to environmental law. There are pertinent articles included, as well as case law and case law summaries that allow for an understanding of how environmental laws and regulations are applied and interpreted by the court system. Other learning features include a complete list of acronyms used in the field and discussion questions that lead to further understanding of the technical aspects of the subject as well as ease of reading environmental articles. Different perspectives on environmental regulations are explored, and the text provides a current and applicable approach to the area of environmental law. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Environmental Law: a Very Short Introduction

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Author: Elizabeth Fisher

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198794185

Category: Law

Page: 152

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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, Policy, and Economics

Reclaiming the Environmental Agenda

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Author: Nicholas Askounes Ashford,Charles C. Caldart

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262012383

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1088

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Traces important legal, economic, and scientific developments in the environmental field through an examination of environmental law cases and commentaties by leading scholars, focusing on pollution prevention and control and emphasizing the evaluation, design, and use of the law to stimulate technological change and industrial transformation. The past twenty-five years have seen a significant evolution in environmental policy, with new environmental legislation and substantive amendments to earlier laws, significant advances in environmental science, and changes in the treatment of science (and scientific uncertainty) by the courts. This book offers a detailed discussion of the important issues in environmental law, policy, and economics, tracing their development over the past few decades through an examination of environmental law cases and commentaries by leading scholars. The authors focus on pollution, addressing both pollution control and prevention, but also emphasize the evaluation, design, and use of the law to stimulate technical change and industrial transformation, arguing that there is a need to address broader issues of sustainable development. Environmental Law, Policy, and Economics, which grew out of courses taught by the authors at MIT, treats the traditional topics covered in most classes in environmental law and policy, including common law and administrative law concepts and the primary federal legislation. But it goes beyond these to address topics not often found in a single volume: the information-based obligations of industry, enforcement of environmental law, market-based and voluntary alternatives to traditional regulation, risk assessment, environmental economics, and technological innovation and diffusion. Countering arguments found in other texts that government should play a reduced role in environmental protection, this book argues that clear, stringent legal requirements--coupled with flexible means for meeting them--and meaningful stakeholder participation are necessary for bringing about environmental improvements and technologicial transformations. This book is regularly updated online at http://mitpress.mit.edu/ashford_environmental_law

Understanding Environmental Law, Third Edition (2013)

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Author: Philip Weinberg,Kevin A. Reilly

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 032718759X

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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This Understanding treatise provides a comprehensive overview of environmental and land use law in the United States. While a major focus of Understanding Environmental Law, Third Edition (2013) is the federal framework of U.S. environmental law, many chapters include coverage of state-specific laws as well. Topics addressed include: • The role the United States Constitution plays in protecting the environment; • Policy issues affecting environmental law, such as the need to balance economic factors against specific environmental costs; • Common law causes of action in the environmental arena; • Environmental quality review issues that arise under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and state equivalents to NEPA; • Air and water pollution laws; • Hazardous waste laws and regulations; • Endangered species laws including international controls applicable to endangered species; and • International laws applicable to environmental issues, including international treaties, global climate changes, and ozone layer protection. Understanding Environmental Law, Third Edition (2013) contains excerpts from the EPA Terms of Environment. This treatise provides both students and professionals with a thorough grasp of this complex and rapidly-expanding area of law.

European Environmental Law

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Author: Suzanne Kingston,Veerle Heyvaert,Aleksandra Čavoški

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107014700

Category: Law

Page: 500

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EU Environmental Law is a critical, comprehensive and engaging account of the essential and emerging issues in European environmental law and regulation today. Suitable for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students, the book delivers a thematic and contextual treatment of the subject for those taking courses in environmental law, environmental studies, regulation and public policy, and government and international relations. Placing the key issues in context, EU Environmental Law takes an interdisciplinary and thematic approach to help students to better understand the implementation and enforcement of environmental law and policy across Europe. It offers an accessible overview, and links theory with practical applications that will allow students to contextualise the outcomes of legal rules and their impact on public and private behaviours. It provides a definitive account of the subject, examining traditional topics such as nature conservation law, waste law and water law, alongside increasingly important fields such as the law of climate change, environmental human rights law, and regulation of GMOs and nanotechnology.

The Making of Environmental Law

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Author: Richard J. Lazarus

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226470641

Category: Law

Page: 334

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The unprecedented expansion in environmental regulation over the past thirty years—at all levels of government—signifies a transformation of our nation's laws that is both palpable and encouraging. Environmental laws now affect almost everything we do, from the cars we drive and the places we live to the air we breathe and the water we drink. But while enormous strides have been made since the 1970s, gaps in the coverage, implementation, and enforcement of the existing laws still leave much work to be done. In The Making of Environmental Law, Richard J. Lazarus offers a new interpretation of the past three decades of this area of the law, examining the legal, political, cultural, and scientific factors that have shaped—and sometimes hindered—the creation of pollution controls and natural resource management laws. He argues that in the future, environmental law must forge a more nuanced understanding of the uncertainties and trade-offs, as well as the better-organized political opposition that currently dominates the federal government. Lazarus is especially well equipped to tell this story, given his active involvement in many of the most significant moments in the history of environmental law as a litigator for the Justice Department's Environment and Natural Resources Division, an assistant to the Solicitor General, and a member of advisory boards of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the World Wildlife Fund, and the Environmental Defense Fund. Ranging widely in his analysis, Lazarus not only explains why modern environmental law emerged when it did and how it has evolved, but also points to the ambiguities in our current situation. As the field of environmental law "grays" with middle age, Lazarus's discussions of its history, the lessons learned from past legal reforms, and the challenges facing future lawmakers are both timely and invigorating.

Nature's Trust

Environmental Law for a New Ecological Age

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Author: Mary Christina Wood

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521195136

Category: Law

Page: 462

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This book exposes the dysfunction of environmental law and offers a transformative approach based on the public trust doctrine. An ancient and enduring principle, the public trust doctrine empowers citizens to protect their inalienable property rights to crucial resources. This book shows how a trust principle can apply from the local to global level to protect the planet.

Environmental Law

Examples & Explanations

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Author: Steven Ferrey

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 0735588732

Category: Law

Page: 671

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Examples & Explanations: Environmental Law, now in its Fifth Edition, offers a problem method for learning that encourages students to master a basic understanding of the subject, problem solve, and think creatively about complex environmental issues. Author Steven Ferrey's clear and concise explanations of science, statutes, and regulations bring students up to speed and support an advanced understanding of environmental issues. Examples & Explanations: Environmental Law, Fifth Edition, features: broad coverage that includes 20 areas of environmental law in 15 chapters, with consistent cross-referencing throughout that link the connections among different topics the proven-effective Examples & Explanations Series pedagogy --accessible exposition followed by well-crafted exercises and clear, complete answers a student-friendly style and format that facilitates learning at an introductory or more advanced level - ideal for courses involving a real-world problem-solving approach a logical organization that follows the order of topics in most environmental law casebooks accessible sections on must-know science in each chapter The Fifth Edition of Examples & Explanations: Environmental Law includes: the Supreme Court's recent plain meaning interpretation of environmental statutes Superfund issues in the wake of Atlantic Research and Burlington Northern state efforts to regulate recyclables the "smart growth" movement an entire new section on global warming regulation updated coverage of the Endangered Species Act and the Clean Water Act updated and expanded coverage of the EU and Kyoto Protocol on carbon regulation Supreme Court recent case law on the Commerce Clause and other important recent cases concerning environment regulation, land use, and energy law Completely up-to-date through the Obama administration changes in its Fifth Edition, Examples & Explanations: Environmental Law is an ideal supplement to courses on Environmental Law, Energy Law, or Land Use. Balancing academic and real-world applications, it helps students test their knowledge and practice applying the law to topical issues. Because it takes the students quickly to a sophisticated level, ideal for courses that use real-world environmental problems as part of their pedagogy.

Principles of International Environmental Law

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Author: Philippe Sands,Jacqueline Peel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108369073

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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This new and fully updated edition of Principles of International Environmental Law offers a comprehensive and critical account of one of the fastest growing areas of international law: the principles and rules relating to environmental protection. Introducing the reader to the key foundational principles, governance structures and regulatory techniques, Principles of International Environmental Law explores each of the major areas of international environmental regulation through substantive chapters, including climate change, atmospheric protection, oceans and freshwater, biodiversity, chemicals and waste regulation. The ever-increasing overlap with other areas of international law is also explored through examination of the inter-linkages between international environmental law and other areas of international regulation, such as trade, human rights, humanitarian law and investment law. Incorporating the latest developments in treaty and case law for key areas of environmental regulation, this text is an essential reference and textbook for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students, academics and practitioners of international environmental law.

Environmental Law Handbook

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Author: Daniel M. Steinway,Kevin A. Ewing,David R. Case,Karen J. Nardi,William F. Brownell

Publisher: Government Institutes

ISBN: 160590726X

Category: Law

Page: 1084

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The environmental field and its regulations have evolved significantly since Congress passed the first environmental law in 1970, and the Environmental Law Handbook, published just three years later, has been indispensable to students and professionals ever since. The authors provide clear and accessible explanations, expert legal insight into new and evolving regulations, and reliable compliance and management guidance. The Environmental Law Handbook continues to provide individuals across the country-professionals, professors, and students-with a comprehensive, up-to-date, and easy-to-read look at the major environmental, health, and safety laws affecting U.S. businesses and organizations. Because it is written by the country's leading environmental law firms, you receive the best, most reliable guidance anywhere. Both professional environmental managers and students aspiring to careers in environmental management should keep the Environmental Law Handbook within arm's reach for thoughtful answers to regulatory questions like: - How do I ensure compliance with the regulations? - How do the latest environmental developments impact my operations? - How do we keep our operations efficient and our community safe? This handbook begins with chapters on the fundamentals of environmental law and on issues of enforcement and liability. It then dives headfirst into the major laws, examining their history, scope, and requirements with a chapter devoted to each. The 21st edition of this well-known handbook has been thoroughly updated, with major changes to chapters on the Clean Air Act and the Oil Pollution Act, and a rewritten chapter on the Safe Drinking Water Act. This edition also includes a brand new chapter on Climate Change and Environmental Law. This is an essential reference for environmental students and professionals, and anyone who wants the most up-to-date information available on environmental laws.

Environmental Law Stories

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Author: Richard J. Lazarus,Oliver A. Houck

Publisher: Thomson West

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 353

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Environmental Law Stories feature characters as diverse as community activists, small farmers, big businesses, dedicated scientists, skilled lawyers, strong-willed judges, and Presidents of the United States. Four of the ten selected cases established the field of environmental law, three others refined it, and the final three have sought to limit its effectiveness and reach. This selection mirrors the development of the field of environmental law, from the first, heady days of its creation to its current conflicts with other laws and values, including some embedded in the Constitution.

Environmental Law

Cases and Materials

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Author: Philip Weinberg

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 1461680638

Category: Law

Page: 482

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Environmental Law: Cases and Materials, Third Edition is designed to reflect the vital and symbiotic connection between land-use regulation and the more traditional scope of environmental law. In addition it recognizes the importance of administrative agency decision-making in environmental law.

Law and Ecology

New Environmental Foundations

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Author: Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136817115

Category: Law

Page: 256

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Law and Ecology: New Environmental Foundations contains a series of theoretical and applied perspectives on the connection between law and ecology, which together offer a radical and socially responsive foundation for environmental law. While its legal corpus grows daily, environmental law has not enjoyed the kind of jurisprudential underpinning generally found in other branches of law. This book forges a new ecological jurisprudential foundation for environmental law – where ‘ecological' is understood both in the narrow sense of a more ecosystemic perspective on law, and in the broad sense of critical self-reflection of the mechanisms of environmental law as they operate in a context where boundaries between the human and the non-human are collapsing, and where the traditional distinction between ecocentrism and anthropocentrism is recast. Addressing current debates, including the intellectual property of bioresources; the protection of biodiversity in view of tribal land demands; the ethics of genetically modified organisms; the redefinition of the 'human' through feminist and technological research; the spatial/geographical boundaries of environmental jurisdiction; and the postcolonial geographies of pollution – Law and Ecology redefines the way environmental law is perceived, theorised and applied. It also constitutes a radical challenge to the traditionally human-centred frameworks and concerns of legal theory.

Environmental Law Practice

Problems and Exercises for Skills Development

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Author: Jerry Linn Anderson,Dennis Daniel Hirsch,Noah Sachs,Edmund J. Tormey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781531005313

Category: Environmental law

Page: 412

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Ecological Restoration in International Environmental Law

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Author: Anastasia Telesetsky,An Cliquet,Afshin Akhtar-Khavari

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317633660

Category: Law

Page: 328

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Human activities are depleting ecosystems at an unprecedented rate. In spite of nature conservation efforts worldwide, many ecosystems including those critical for human well-being have been damaged or destroyed. States and citizens need a new vision of how humans can reconnect with the natural environment. With its focus on the long-term holistic recovery of ecosystems, ecological restoration has received increasing attention in the past decade from both scientists and policymakers. Research on the implications of ecological restoration for the law and law for ecological restoration has been largely overlooked. This is the first published book to examine comprehensively the relationship between international environmental law and ecological restoration. While international environmental law (IEL) has developed significantly as a discipline over the past four decades, this book enquires whether IEL can now assist states in making a strategic transition from not just protecting and maintaining the natural environment but also actively restoring it. Arguing that states have international duties to restore, this book offers reflections on the philosophical context of ecological restoration and the legal content of a duty to restore from an international law, European Union law and national law perspective. The book concludes with a discussion of several contemporary themes of interest to both lawyers and ecologists including the role of private actors, protected areas and climate change in ecological restoration.

International Environmental Law and the Global South

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Author: Shawkat Alam,Sumudu Atapattu,Carmen G. Gonzalez,Jona Razzaque

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107055695

Category: Law

Page: 656

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Situating the global poverty divide as an outgrowth of European imperialism, this book investigates current global divisions on environmental policy.

Enforcement of International Environmental Law

Challenges and Responses at the International Level

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Author: Martin Hedemann-Robinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351066560

Category: Law

Page: 84

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The international community has generated several hundred multilateral environmental agreements, yet it has been far less successful in developing means to ensure that contracting parties honour them in practice. The subject of law enforcement has traditionally attracted relatively little attention amongst international policy-makers at the formation stage of a multilateral environmental accord. Commonly, the question of how to secure collective adherence to environmental treaty regimes might well only be considered in depth at a much later stage of an environmental agreement’s evolution, if at all. At the same time, the significance of the issue of enforcement has gradually received more considered attention by states and international institutions. Providing an analysis of the nature, extent and current state of the international legal framework concerned with enhancing effective implementation of international environmental law, this book considers the scope and impact of international rules of law whose remit is to require or promote compliance by states with their international environmental legal obligations.

The Prevention Principle in International Environmental Law

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Author: Leslie-Anne Duvic-Paoli

Publisher: Cambridge Studies on Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Governance

ISBN: 1108429416

Category: Law

Page: 426

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The book provides a systematic and comprehensive study of the prevention principle in international environmental law.

Differential Treatment in International Environmental Law

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Author: Philippe Cullet

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351944207

Category: Law

Page: 224

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This book is a comprehensive study of differential treatment for developing countries in international environmental law. It offers a compelling analysis of the legal dimension of the relationship between developed and developing countries in the environmental field and beyond. It first critically examines the principle of legal equality of states and then explores the conceptual framework behind the notion of differential treatment in international law and its relevance in bringing about substantive equality. The book examines the development of differentiation in international environmental law, considers its application in various environmental treaties and evaluates the legal status of existing differential norms. It also examines the contribution of differentiation to the implementation of environmental treaties and the extent to which differential treatment fosters the decentralization of international environmental policy making. It is an indispensable resource for all actors involved in environmental law and policy making, scholars and students.

Environmental Law in a Nutshell

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Author: Daniel A. Farber

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780314290304

Category: Law

Page: 318

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Farber's Environmental Law in a Nutshell provides a foundation for understanding environmental law. Expert text includes coverage of various areas, from acid rain and atomic energy, to waste disposal and wetlands. Touches upon the many statutory and common-law regulations shaping the world in which we live.