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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 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 >
In the fourth edition of ELI's landmark book, Reporting on Climate Change: Understanding the Science, editors L. Jeremy Richardson and Bud Ward have created a guide for journalists – both reporters and editors – to help them understand and report on the scientific issues related to global climate change. Initially conceived to be exclusively for the members of the media, it has evolved over time as a resource also for formal and informal climate science educators and for other communicators needing a "plain English" grasp of climate science.Read more >
Faced with the seemingly overwhelming prospect of global climate change and its consequences, is there anything that a person can do to make a difference? “Yes, there is!” says Jason Czarnezki. Writing as a lawyer and environmentalist, he addresses the small personal choices that individuals can make in order to have a positive effect on the natural world.Read more >
The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) was enacted as an amendment to the Solid Waste Disposal Act of 1965, and is a combination of the first solid waste statutes and all subsequent amendments. RCRA is a complex area, and the misinterpretation of its requirements goes to the heart of environmental compliance and protection. Problems may arise that cause major delays in processing permits and modifications, resulting in unnecessary costs not only for those seeking a permit, but also for the permitting authorities.Read more >