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Environmental Law in a Nutshell,9780314233561

Environmental Law in a Nutshell

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8th
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9780314233561

ISBN10:
0314233563
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Pub. Date:
6/7/2010
Publisher(s):
West Academic
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Summary

Findley and Farber's Environmental Law in a Nutshell provides a foundation for understanding environmental law. Expert text includes coverage of various areas, from acid rain and atomic energy, to waste disposal and wetlands. Touches upon the many statutory and common-law regulations shaping the world in which we live.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. V
Table of Casesp. XIII
Table of Acronymsp. XXV
Environmental Law Timelinep. XXXI
Judicial Review of Government Decisionsp. 1
The Judicial Role in Environmental Lawp. 1
Standingp. 2
Reviewabilityp. 15
Standard of Reviewp. 18
Remediesp. 23
The National Environmental Policy Actp. 28
Threshold Requirementsp. 31
Scope and Timingp. 37
Content of the EISp. 46
Review on the Meritsp. 52
Evaluation of NEPAp. 55
Federalism and the Environmentp. 59
Scope of Federal Powerp. 60
The Commerce Powerp. 61
Other Federal Powersp. 72
Commerce Clause Restrictions on State Powerp. 76
Discriminatory Legislationp. 78
Proprietary Activitiesp. 81
Balancing Testp. 84
Federal Preemptionp. 87
Pollution Controlp. 93
Common Law Remediesp. 97
Regulation Under the Clean Air Actp. 101
Overview of the Clean Air Actp. 103
Consideration of Economic and Technological Feasibilityp. 109
New Motor Vehiclesp. 111
Existing Stationary Sourcesp. 115
New Stationary Sourcesp. 122
Offsets and Bubblesp. 126
Toxic Air Pollutionp. 130
Regulation Under the Clean Water Actp. 133
Overview of the Clean Water Actp. 135
Consideration of Economic and Technological Feasibilityp. 143
BPTp. 144
BCTp. 147
BATp. 149
Standards of Performance for New Sourcesp. 151
Toxic Pollutionp. 152
Economic Incentives for Environmental Protectionp. 155
Effluent Charges and Penaltiesp. 158
Marketable Permitsp. 161
Risk Management and Scientific Uncertaintyp. 169
Introduction to Risk Assessment and Risk Managementp. 169
Judicial Views Concerning Management of Uncertain Risksp. 175
Early Lower Court Decisionsp. 175
Supreme Court Decisionsp. 180
Toxic Chemicals, Genetically Modified Organisms, and Hazardous Wastesp. 189
Pesticide Regulationp. 189
The Toxic Substances Control Actp. 196
Regulation of Genetically Modified Organismsp. 203
The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)p. 206
Overview of the Actp. 208
˘Solid÷ and ˘Hazardous÷ Waste Definedp. 212
The Land Disposal Banp. 217
Civil Liability: Imminent Hazardsp. 221
The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Actp. 225
Overview of the Actp. 225
Implementing Cleanupsp. 228
Liability of Responsible Partiesp. 230
Right of Contributionp. 244
Measure of Damagesp. 248
Settlementsp. 252
Mandatory Reporting of Chemical Hazardsp. 253
Criminal Liabilityp. 255
Knowing Violationsp. 255
Negligent Violationsp. 259
Responsible Corporate Officersp. 260
Prosecutorial Discretionp. 263
Common Law Remediesp. 265
Preservation of Natural Areasp. 275
Preservation as a Goalp. 276
Restrictions on Development of Private Landp. 279
The Taking Problemp. 279
The Public Trust Doctrinep. 292
The Navigational Servitudep. 296
Protecting Coastal Watersp. 300
Protection of Public Landsp. 306
Public Lands Policyp. 306
Withdrawalsp. 310
Prevention of Conflicting Private Usesp. 313
Preserving Endangered Speciesp. 316
Indexp. 323
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