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When Bad Things Happen to Good Property features a review of economics and theory of real estate environmental damages, empirical results from peer-reviewed literature, and legal outcomes of environmental contamination litigation in the United States. It also includes chapters written by plaintiff and defense lawyers on litigating environmental cases and addresses the role of the real estate expert.Read more >
SPECIAL ELR SYMPOSIUM ISSUE (November, 2005) The Next Frontier: Individual and Household Environmental Behavior
On April 22, 2005, the Environmental Law Institute co-sponsored with the Vanderbilt University Law School, Owen Graduate School of Management, and Vanderbilt Center for the Study of Religion & Culture a Symposium entitled: The Next Environmental Frontier: Individual and Household Environmental Behavior. The Symposium focused on the emerging problem of individual and household environmental behavior.
The November 2005 issue of the Environmental Law Reporter (ELR) was entirely devoted to seven distinguished papers that emerged from the symposium:
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Over the last 30 years, we have made great progress in curbing the most obvious pollution largely due to effective enforcement of federal and state environmental statutes. Now, however, there is increasing skepticism of the efficiency and even the constitutionality of our bedrock environmental laws from all branches of the federal government, including the courts.Read more >
This book builds on Professor Reitze's earlier work, Air Pollution Control Law: Compliance and Enforcement, and provides expanded coverage of the control of air pollution from stationary sources. It includes updated information concerning the areas of air pollution law that have become more important since 2001, such as new source review, hazardous air pollutants, interstate air pollution control, preconstruction and operating permits, and enforcement issues.Read more >
It is unrealistic and unwise to believe that water law will or should govern land use decisions, or alternatively that land use planning and regulation will or should govern water management. Nonetheless, the initially unsettling question of whether one area of law and policy should control the other provokes discussion and reflection on both why and how we might move toward greater integration of land and water controls.Read more >
Sophisticated Sabotage: The Intellectual Games Used to Subvert Responsible Regulation explores regulatory cost-benefit analysis, quantitative risk assessment, the monetization of intangible values, comparative risk assessment and cost-effectiveness analysis, and related sub-disciplines.Read more >
Nature-Friendly Ordinances will help communities take affirmative steps to conserve and restore those biodiversity features of their environment that add value regionally and locally. It is intended for all local decisionmakers that deal with land use.Read more >
This book examines major economic incentive and market-based environmental protection programs that are being implemented by governments, including pollution taxes, pollutant trading programs, regulatory waiver programs, subsidies, grants, loans and favorable tax treatment, and deposit/refund systems. It examines the advantages and disadvantages of each program, with special emphasis on the environmental justice impacts of the programs.Read more >
Non-indigenous species (NIS), and more particularly harmful non-indigenous or "invasive" species, have been widely noted in recent years as a critical environmental problem at many ecological and political scales. At the global level,they have been recognized as a primary driver in the loss of biodiversity and among the top five drivers of global change. The problem has led biologists, lawyers, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), farmers, other businesses, and citizens to plead for a more complete and coherent response by all levels of government and the private sector.Read more >