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Wetlands Deskbook 4th Edition

Wetlands Deskbook 4th Edition

Wetlands law operates at the junction of private-property rights and natural resource protection. While wetlands provide rich and diverse species habitat, protecting and promoting water quality, the vast majority of U.S. wetlands are on private property. Federal law addresses wetlands protection and development in a complex manner. Those interested in protecting wetlands or developing wetland property must navigate challenging legal waters.

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Environmental Justice: Legal Theory and Practice, 3d Edition

Environmental Justice: Legal Theory and Practice, 3d Edition

Environmental risks and harms affect certain geographic areas and populations more than others. The environmental justice movement is aimed at having the public and private sectors address this disproportionate burden of risk and exposure to pollution in minority and/or low-income communities, and for those communities to be engaged in the decisionmaking processes.

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Next Generation Environmental Compliance and Enforcement

Next Generation Environmental Compliance and Enforcement

Faced with declining budgets, widespread enforcement problems, and an increasingly complex array of environmental challenges, regulators across the world are searching for new strategies to facilitate compliance with environmental laws. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has spearheaded these efforts with the introduction of its “Next Generation Compliance” initiative, through which the agency hopes to leverage information and technology to streamline enforcement procedures and strengthen compliance with federal environmental laws.

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Superfund Deskbook, 2d Edition

Superfund Deskbook, 2d Edition

Since the Environmental Law Institute last published the Superfund Deskbook in 1992, superfund law and policy have continued to evolve. New Supreme Court decisions and ongoing debate over whether CERCLA fairly allocates the costs of pollution signal the need for a revised text that examines CERCLA as it exists today.

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Protecting the Environment Through Land Use Law: Standing Ground

Protecting the Environment Through Land Use Law: Standing Ground

John R. Nolon’s Protecting the Environment Through Land Use Law: Standing Ground takes a close look at the historical struggle of local governments to balance land development with natural resource conservation. This book updates and expands on his four previous books, which established a comprehensive framework for understanding the many ways that local land use authority can be used to preserve natural resources and environmental functions at the community level.

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Environmental Crimes Deskbook, 2d Edition

Environmental Crimes Deskbook, 2d Edition

In the Environmental Crimes Deskbook 2nd Edition, leading experts Judson W. Starr, Amy J. McMaster, John F. Cooney, Joseph G. Block, and David G. Dickman bring together over one centuryof combined experience in complex criminal environmental cases to create a practice-oriented reference source essential for all who work in environmental law. Familiar with the viewpoints of private practitioners and enforcement officials alike, the authors offer their expertise on how the emerging criminal and environmental law comes together.

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NEPA Deskbook, 4th Edition

NEPA Deskbook, 4th Edition

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) affects all areas of environmental protection. ELI’s updated NEPA Deskbook, 4th Edition, presents NEPA, along with supporting and related documents, and provides analysis of NEPA’s provisions and their requirements.

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Natural Resource Damage Assessment Deskbook, Second Edition

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Deskbook, Second Edition

This Deskbook provides a comprehensive survey of the law, science, and economics involved in natural resource damage assessment. Written by experts in the field, this second edition of the Natural Resource Damage Assessment Deskbook provides the most up-to-date analysis of the subject available. It thoroughly examines the framework for liability and the goals of the federal statutes providing a right of action for natural resource damages.

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The Art of Commenting Second Edition

Art of Commenting: How to Influence Environmental Decisionmaking With Effective Comments, The, 2d Edition

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.

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Old Laws, New Tricks: Using the Clean Air Act to Curb Climate Change

Old Laws, New Tricks: Using the Clean Air Act to Curb Climate Change

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.

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