Law of Environmental Protection

Law of Environmental Protection booksFor nearly four decades, Law of Environmental Protection has served private, public, nonprofit, and academic practitioners, scholars, educators, students, and more as an invaluable resource on environmental law in the United States. Written by highly experienced attorneys, environmental program administrators, and legal scholars, the treatise features:

  • In-depth explanations and breakdowns of key pollution prevention statutes such as the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act, conservation laws governing natural resources, and procedural requirements under the National Environmental Policy Act and other regimens.
  • Examination of the permitting systems, EPA review programs, licensing, and other key procedural matters involving EPA and other relevant agencies.
  • Pragmatic considerations spanning audits and assessments, reporting and record-keeping requirements, and lender liability issues.
  • Exploration of emerging areas of the law and their significance for a wide range of practitioners and clients, including bioengineering, climate change, and space resources.

New features and recent developments in the Spring 2022 update include:

  • Updated Chapter 14. Soil and Groundwater – federal law governing hazardous waste, spanning the regulation of pollutants diverted from other media, the regulation of waste disposal, and cleanup of abandoned chemicals, as well as emergency planning, preparedness, and public notification.
  • Updated Chapter 19. Biotechnology – comprehensive survey of the major federal environmental statutes leveraged to regulate the ever-evolving industrial and agricultural applications of genetic engineering.

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The Law of Environmental Protection is available for purchase from Thomson Reuters.

Note: ELR subscribers can access a pdf of the treatise here.