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 background on the past five decades during which these frameworks were created.
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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 regulation, skepticism about the importance or extent of environmental harms, and sometimes even pro-envi
This book contains key information and recommendations from a longer volume, Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the United States (forthcoming 2019).
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 the quality of our lives. Yet, this comes with a cost.
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 reported decisions since the initial implementation of the statute.
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 Trump Administration’s actions on: