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Gaps in International Environmental Law: Toward a Global Pact for the Environmen

The United Nations has set in motion a process to discuss and potentially reach agreement on a Global Pact for the Environment. This book informs those discussions, providing a deep dive into the challenges that characterize international environmental law today as well as the necessary...

Beyond Zero-Sum Environmentalism

Environmental law and environmental protection have long been portrayed as requiring tradeoffs between incompatible ends: “jobs versus environment;” “markets versus regulation;” “enforcement versus incentives.” Behind these views are a variety of concerns, including resistance to government...

Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the United States

Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the United States provides a “legal playbook” for deep decarbonization in the United States, identifying well over 1,000 legal options for enabling the United States to address one of the greatest problems facing this country and the rest of...

Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the US: Summary & Key Recommendations

This book contains key information and recommendations from a longer volume, Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the United States (forthcoming 2019). Legal Pathways is based...

Paying for Tomorrow: Maintaining Our Quality of Life

Our quality of life is heavily influenced by the quality of our environment. Whether we want to keep the beauty and quality that we have, or we want to change and clean up those areas of our environment that have been compromised, environmental quality is inextricably bound up with our sense of...

Environmental Justice: Legal Theory & Practice 4th Edition

Race and socioeconomic status should not dictate the environmental health risks we face. Yet, too often this is not the case. The environmental justice movement seeks to avoid, minimize, and mitigate disproportionately high and adverse impacts on minority and/or low-income communities and to...

Plain Meaning, Precedent, and Metaphysics: Elements of the CWA Offense

This book provides definitive and comprehensive analyses and understandings of each of the first four elements of a Clean Water Act offense: addition, pollutant, navigable waters, and point source. Disputes over the interpretations of these statutory terms have produced a steady stream of...

Environmental Protection in the Trump Era

Environmental Protection in the Trump Era is a collaboration between the Environmental Law Institute and the American Bar Association’s Civil Rights and Social Justice Section. The book covers the critical changes to the environmental protection landscape, tracking the...

Introduction to Environmental Law: Cases and Materials on Water Pollution Contro

As with most areas of environmental law, the study of water pollution control is the study of an interlocking web of statutes and their administration. The federal statute chiefly designed to control water pollution is the Clean Water Act, but many other federal statutes regulate water pollution...

Environmental Information

In an ideal world, environmental information would be easy to find and use. But the current state of environmental information access requires additional knowledge and expertise—the kind that this book provides.

Designed for legal practitioners, librarians, journalists, advocates,...