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Before Earth Day by
Call Number: KF3775 .B727 2009
Publication Date: 2009-03-12
Most Americans--even environmentalists--date the emergence of laws protecting nature to the early 1970s. But Karl Boyd Brooks shows that, far from being a product of that activist decade, American environmental law emerged well before the first Earth Day, often in unexpected places far from Capitol Hill.
Surveying the landscape from the end of World War II to Earth Day 1970, Brooks traces a dramatic shift in Americans' relationship to the environment and the emergence of new environmental statutes. He takes readers into legislative hearing rooms, lawyers' conferences, and administrators' offices to describe how Americans forged a new body of law that reflected their hopes for rescuing the land from air pollution, deforestation, and other potential threats. For while previous law had treated nature as a commodity, more and more Americans had come to see it as a national treasure worth preserving.
Brooks explores the way key features of the New Deal's legal legacy influenced environmental law. This path-breaking environmental history examines how cultural, intellectual, and economic changes in postwar America brought about new solutions to environmental problems that threatened public health and degraded natural aesthetics. Visiting riverbanks and freeways, duck blinds and airsheds, Before Earth Day reveals the new strategies and efforts by which the unceasing process of legal change created environmental law. And through real-world examples--how Los Angelenos pressed cases about water and air quality, how an Idaho lawyer helped clients pursue new environmental regulations, how citizens challenged government and corporate plans to dam rivers--Brooks demonstrates that key changes in property, procedure, contract, and other legal rules in those early years stimulated the national environmental laws to come.
Beyond Environmental Law by
Call Number: KF3775 .B435 2010
Publication Date: 2010-02-26
This book offers a vision for the third generation of environmental law designed to enhance its ability to protect our environment. The book presents two core proposals, an Environmental Legacy Act to preserve a defined environmental legacy for future generations and an Environmental Competition Statute to spark movement to new clean technologies. The first proposal would require, for the first time, that the federal government define an environmental legacy that it must preserve for future generations. The second would establish a market competition to maximize environmental protection. The balance of the book provides complimentary proposals and analysis. The first generation of environmental law sought broad protection of health and the environment in a fairly fragmented way. The second sought to enhance environmental law's efficiency through cost-benefit analysis and market mechanisms. These proposals seek to create a broader, more creative approach to solving environmental problems.
Environmental Litigation by
Call Number: KF8925.E5 E583 2009
Publication Date: 2010-02-16
The scope of what qualifies as environmental litigation is huge, while at the same time, this area is growing rapidly as a result of evolving issues such as climate change litigation. The authors examine the most critical issues in specialized litigation, including global climate change, litigating government enforcement matters in both the civil and criminal context, citizen-suit actions, toxic tort and pesticide litigation, natural resources damages claims, and insurance as a source of recovery.
Global Issues in Environmental Law by
Call Number: K3584.53 2009
Publication Date: 2009
Environmental law addresses the broad question of how to reconcile human activity with the need to protect the life-support system of humans and other species on a planet of limited resources. This question cannot be fully understood or explored without acknowledging that environmental issues do not respect political boundaries. Once introduced to the challenges of effectively addressing environmental problems, students can easily appreciate the value of concerted international efforts to address those challenges, and lessons that can be learned from efforts in other countries. Global Issues in Environmental Law is designed to facilitate the introduction of international and comparative legal issues into the basic Environmental Law course, but could also be used in a seminar on the subject. The book covers: constitutional protection of the environment; the precautionary principle; intergenerational equity; international and comparative approaches to the regulation of air, water and toxic substance pollution; global climate change; wildlife and biodiversity preservation; the Law of the Sea; and management of oceans and coastal areas.
Law of Toxic Torts by
Call Number: KF1299.H39 D67 1987
Publication Date: 1987-03-01
This looseleaf guides the reader through every step of a toxic torts case, with extensive coverage of traditional and emerging liability theories and litigation strategies. It also covers methods for reducing liability exposure, detailing exactly which practices give rise to liability.
Call Number: KF1890.H53 N36 2010
Publication Date: 2011-07-16
The rapid commercialization of nanotechnology is one of the most intriguing industrial phenomena of our time. But as the universe of applied nanotechnology is burgeoning, so are questions raised about the possible impact of exposure to nanoscale materials on human health and the environment. This book offers the most current and authoritative look at the regulatory, governance, and business issues of a technology that is as fascinating as it is challenging.
Research Handbook on International Environmental Law by
Call Number: K3585.6 .R43 2010
Publication Date: 2010-01-01
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 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 is an indispensable resource for legal scholars, students and practitioners alike.
Toxic Loopholes by
Call Number: KF3775 .C65 2010
Publication Date: 2010-03-08
The EPA was established to enforce the environmental laws Congress enacted during the 1970s. Yet today lethal toxins still permeate our environment, causing widespread illness and even death. Toxic Loopholes investigates these laws, and the agency charged with their enforcement, to explain why they have failed to arrest the nation's rising environmental crime wave and clean up the country's land, air, and water. This book illustrates how weak laws, legal loopholes, and regulatory negligence harm everyday people struggling to clean up their communities. It demonstrates that our current system of environmental protection pacifies the public with a false sense of security, dampens environmental activism, and erects legal barricades and bureaucratic barriers to shield powerful polluters from the wrath of their victims. After examining the corrosive economic and political forces undermining environmental law making and enforcement, the final chapters assess the potential for real improvement and the possibility of building cooperative international agreements to confront the rising tide of ecological perils threatening the entire planet.
Treatise on Environmental Law by
Call Number: KF3775 .G738 1973
Publication Date: 2012
This treatise examines issues, analyzes the statutes and important case law in every area of environmental law.
The treatise provides:
* Thorough analysis of the statutes, regulations, and decisions,
* Coverage of the emerging issue of climate change and global warming, including U.S. and international initiatives,
* Coverage of the problems of growth, exhaustion of natural resources, aesthetic values, power shortages, effects of pollution on health, and
* Primary source manuals of relevant federal statutes and regulatory material.
Environmental Law by
Call Number: KF3775.Z9 F45 2010
Publication Date: 2009-12-16
Examples & Explanations: Environmental Law, now in its FifthEdition, offers a problem method for learning that encourages students tomaster a basic understanding of the subject, problem solve, and thinkcreatively about complex environmental issues. Author Steven Ferrey’sclear and concise explanations of science, statutes, and regulations bringstudents up to speed and support an advanced understanding of environmentalissues.Examples & Explanations: Environmental Law, Fifth Edition,features:broad coverage that includes 20 areas of environmental law in 15chapters, with consistent cross-referencing throughout that link theconnections among different topicsthe proven-effective Examples & Explanations Series pedagogy—accessible exposition followed by well-crafted exercises and clear, completeanswersa student-friendly style and format that facilitates learning at anintroductory or more advanced level – ideal for courses involving a real-worldproblem-solving approacha logical organization that follows the order of topics in mostenvironmental law casebooksaccessible sections on must-know science in each chapterThe Fifth Edition of Examples & Explanations: Environmental Lawincludes:the Supreme Court’s recent plain meaning interpretation ofenvironmental statutesSuperfund issues in the wake of Atlantic Research andBurlington Northernstate efforts to regulate recyclablesthe “smart growth” movementan entire new section on global warming regulationupdated coverage of the Endangered Species Act and the Clean WaterActupdated and expanded coverage of the EU and Kyoto Protocol on carbonregulationSupreme Court recent case law on the Commerce Clause and other importantrecent cases concerning environment regulation, land use, and energy lawCompletely up-to-date through the Obama administration changes in its FifthEdition, Examples & Explanations: Environmental Law is an idealsupplement to courses on Environmental Law, Energy Law, or Land Use. Balancingacademic and real-world applications, it helps students test their knowledgeand practice applying the law to topical issues. Because it takes the studentsquickly to a sophisticated level, ideal for courses that use real-worldenvironmental problems as part of their pedagogy.
Environmental Law by
Call Number: KF3775 .R59 1994
Publication Date: 1994-01-01
This volume is from West's Hornbook Series and covers the following main topics: Common Law and the Variations; Air Pollution; Water Pollution; Federal Insecticide, Fungicide & Rodenticide Act (FIFRA); Toxic Substances; Hazardous Wastes; Hazardous Substances -- The Superfund Law; National Environmental Policy Act.
Environmental Law in a Nutshell by
Call Number: KF3775.Z9 F56 2010
Publication Date: 2010-06-07
This work provides a foundation for understanding environmental law. It covers various areas, from acid rain and atomic energy, to waste disposal and wetlands. It also touches upon the many statutory and common-law regulations shaping the world in which we live.
Hornbook on Natural Resources Law by
Call Number: KF3775 .L54 2002
Publication Date: 2002-03-05
This Hornbook is a comprehensive review of the important natural resources law issues debated today. It surveys legal developments and litigation that have shaped natural resources law throughout the latter half of the 20th century, while emphasizing all changes and decisions and cases that arose from private conflicts, private party conflicts with states, and private party conflicts with federal policy that occurred during the Clinton years and the early years of the Bush administration. Topics include environmental law, the National Environment Policy Act, public lands and natural resources, wildlife law, preservation and recreation law, rangeland law, mining law, timber law, and water law.
Questions & Answers, Environmental Law: Multiple Choice and Short Answer Questions and Answers by
Call Number: KF3775.Z9 S74 2007
Publication Date: 2007
This study guide uses multiple-choice and short-answer questions to test your knowledge of environmental law doctrine. Each multiple-choice question is accompanied by a detailed answer that indicates which of four options is the best answer and explains why that option is better than the other three options. Each short-answer question (designed to be answered in no more than fifteen minutes) is followed by a brief model answer.
Understanding Environmental Law by
Call Number: KF3775 .W45 2007
Publication Date: 2007-01-01
This treatise provides a comprehensive overview of environmental and land use law in the United States with a major focus on the federal framework of U.S. environmental law. Yet, 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.
Cases and Statutes
Environment Reporter by
Call Number: KF3775.A6 E49
Publication Date: 2012
This multi-volume service provides comprehensive weekly coverage of federal and state government actions related to pollution control. Highlights of the most significant weekly developments are summarized on the front page of each "Current Developments." Cumulative indexes are provided.
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