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Endangered Species Deskbook, Second Edition

Endangered Species Deskbook, Second Edition

The Endangered Species Deskbook is a comprehensive reference to one of the most complex and heavily litigated environmental statutes ever enacted by the U.S. Congress. The Endangered Species Act (ESA), passed in 1973, requires all federal departments and agencies to conserve endangered and threatened species by utilizing their authorities in furtherance of the act's purposes. Because the ESA takes a broad approach to species protection, it has had major impacts, especially on private property rights and economic development.

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Land Use Planning and the Environment: A Casebook

Land Use Planning and the Environment: A Casebook

In Land Use Planning and the Environment, the authors have dramatically revised and updated a classic, seminal casebook, Land-Use Planning. Designed primarily for the classroom, the book takes a comprehensive approach to the teaching of planning and zoning law, regulatory takings, and environmental topics. Throughout the casebook, the authors identify and explore intersections between land use planning law and environmental regulation.

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Wetlands Deskbook, Third Edition

Wetlands Deskbook, Third 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. The Wetlands Deskbook organizes wetlands law for the novice and points out pitfalls to the experts.

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Climate Change Deskbook

Climate Change Deskbook

The Climate Change Deskbook is a comprehensive guide and reference to the law of climate change. The first section of the Deskbook is an in-depth analysis of the laws, regulations, and policies that shape our increasingly carbon-constrained world. Readers benefit from the perspective of attorneys with collectively well over one hundred years of experience practicing in environmental law to understand how the fast-moving pieces of the climate change puzzle fit together.

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The Clean Water Act and the Constitution

Clean Water Act and the Constitution: Legal Structure and the Public's Right to a Clean and Healthy Environment, The, 2nd Edition

In this second edition of a landmark book, author Robin Kundis Craig explores the structural implications for water quality regulation when the primary federal statute for regulating water quality—the Clean Water Act—operates in a context complicated by a variety of constitutional requirements and dictates.

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Nature-Friendly Land Use Practices at Multiple Scales

Nature Friendly Land Use Practices at Multiple Scales

Development due to urbanization is the most significant threat to U.S. wildlife conservation. According to estimates, the nation will need approximately two million new housing units a year to meet the demands of the next 100 million U.S. residents. However, there are significant opportunities to influence the pattern and extent of development in order to meet conservation goals.

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Agenda for a Sustainable America

Agenda for a Sustainable America

"Sustainability" is quickly becoming a household word in the United States. Public alarm over climate change has helped to make sustainable development a major public policy issue and a topic of growing importance in the daily lives of Americans.

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Introduction to Environmental Law: Cases & Materials on Water Pollution Control

Introduction to Environmental Law: Cases & Materials on Water Pollution Control

The study of water pollution control regulation is a study of statutes and their administration. This casebook explores water pollution and the federal statute chiefly designed to control it, the Clean Water Act, and examines how water pollution is addressed, first by the common law and then by statute. An introduction provides the student with an understanding of what constitutes water pollution, where it originates, and how it can be controlled. These materials were originally designed for the introductory course in environmental regulation/environmental law at Pace Law School.

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Constitutional Environmental Law: Giving Force to Fundamental Principles in Afri

Constitutional Environmental Law: Giving Force to Fundamental Principles in Africa, 2d Edition

Over the past decades, and especially since the 1992 "Earth Summit," many African countries have incorporated environmental provisions into their constitutions. This volume--updated and expanded from the original 2000 publication--analyzes the constitutional environmental law provisions in Africa. It also examines cases from Africa and elsewhere around the world that interpret and apply such provisions. 

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Nanotechnology Deskbook

Nanotechnology Deskbook

Nanotechnology promises to have far reaching impacts on the economy, including offering technological advances in pollution control. While over 200 products that use nanomaterials are already in the marketplace, minimal data exist on the health and environmental effects of nanomaterials. This poses significant questions for companies, regulators, consumers, and lawyers.

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