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The implementation of environmental laws invariably results in the creation of written documents such as regulations, policies, programs, plans, studies, reports, and permits. A range of companies, agencies, institutions, and individuals may have a stake in how these documents are written and the decisions they support. People within an agency or organization writing a document may review and comment on drafts and there may also be a public comment period.Read more >
Few if any people think the Clean Air Act is the optimal legislative solution to climate change; but it is a powerful tool that is being used sometimes despite the prevailing political will. To address this reality, this volume calls on the best writing from the most often-cited environmental law journal in the United States, the Environmental Law Reporter®, to explain the possibilities and pitfalls in using this regulatory framework to address greenhouse gases (GHGs) and short-lived climate pollutants.Read more >
In the groundbreaking Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Law leading environmental legal scholars Mary Jane Angelo, Jason Czarnezki, and Bill Eubanks, along with five distinguished contributing authors, undertake an exploration of the challenging political and societal issues facing agricultural policy and modern food systems through the lens of environmental protection laws. Through this exploration, the authors seek to answer difficult questions about the need for new approaches to agricultural policy and environmental law to meet 21st Century concerns surrounding:Read more >
The Caribbean faces environmental problems suffered throughout the world, but also a unique set of challenges. The petroleum and bauxite industries and tourist trade have traditionally gone largely unregulated in the region, threatening pristine coasts and scarce natural resources. Now, as the region seeks to improve management and regulation, a clear guide to Caribbean environmental law is desperately needed. Principles of Caribbean Environmental Law provides that resource.Read more >
In his previous book, the well-received and often-quoted Agenda for a Sustainable America (2009), John Dernbach made more than a hundred recommendations for making the United States more environmentally sustainable. Yet it is increasingly clear that the modest progress made by the United States since the Earth Summit in 1992 is not caused by the absence of specific and feasible policy recommendations. What we need to do is well known. How we are going to do it is much less clear.Read more >
Environmental risks and dangers affect certain geographic areas and populations more than others. The environmental justice movement, comprising public and private sectors, addresses this disproportionate burden of risk and exposure to pollution in minority and/or low-income communities, and works toward engaging these communities in decision-making processes. The complex dynamic of environmental justice concerns environmental, social, economic, health, and political concerns, not the least of which is the human right to a clean environment.Read more >
Part one of the TSCA Deskbook provides detailed analysis by leading experts of the Toxic Substances Control Act. This step-by-step analysis of the statute integrates statutory and regulatory provisions, Federal Register preambles, and agency memoranda and guidance to provide the clearest, most comprehensive guide available to the regulatory programs governing toxic chemicals. The analysis reviews the origins of the Act, regulatory requirements, definitional issues, and civil and criminal enforcement.Read more >
The Oil Pollution Act Deskbook interprets the intricacies of the Oil Pollution Act, provides valuable insight into the policies that shaped the act, and reflects on what the act may become. With the complete text of the Oil Pollution Act and the essential legislative history, this valuable desk reference provides the reader with a vital understanding of the act and its implications for the future.Read more >
Principles of Constitutional Environmental Law offers a comprehensive account and analysis of the growing -- and increasingly important -- intersection of constitutional and environmental law. Chapters are written with the goal of providing an accessible account of emerging constitutional issues valuable to academics and practitioners alike. Each chapter begins with a practice tip relevant to the material that follows, and ends with a case study that provides the story behind a case mentioned earlier in the chapter.
Frank Friedman’s Practical Guide to Environmental Management (PGEM) has earned its place among the classic texts on environmental management. PGEM provides readers with the firm grounding in history necessary to put environmental issues in context and a practical map to avoid the pitfalls and capitalize on the potential rewards inherent in the field. It is rare to find a book that combines insight with pragmatism so that it serves as both a desk reference and a definitive treatise.Read more >