Environmental Law

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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This fundamental introduction to environmental law is designed to introduce those without any legal or special scientific training to the system through which the nation attempts to preserve and protect the different aspects of our environment.Environmental law and policy; air quality control; water quality control; toxic substance control; waste management and hazardous releases; energy; natural resources; and international environmental law.For anyone who is in business or anyone who is simply interested in environmental issues or who has a job where they have to understand environmental law.

Table of Contents

An Introduction To The Law
The American Legal System
Sources of Law
Classifications of Law
Constitutional Principles Underlying the Legal System
The Litigation Process and Other Tools for Resolving Environmental Disputes
The Adversary System
Primary Actors in the Legal System
Steps in Civil Litigation
Alternatives to Civil Litigation
Administrative Law and Its Impact on the Environment
Creation of Administrative Agencies
Functions of Administrative Agencies
Limitations on Agency Powers
Important Agencies Affecting the Environment
The Environmental Laws
An Introduction to Environmental Law and Policy
The Need for Regulation
Alternate Ways to Control Pollution
Evolution of Our Environmental Policy
National Environmental Policy Act
Pollution Prevention Act
Air Quality Control
The Major Air Pollutants
Airborne toxins
Some Significant Air Quality Problems
The Initial Approach to Air Quality Control
The Current Approach to Air Quality Control
The 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments
Solutions Beyond the Clean Air Act
Water Quality Control
The Major Water Pollutants
Some Significant Water Quality Problems
Protecting Water Through Government Actions
Controlling Toxic Substances
Identification of Potentially Toxic Substances
Federal Regulation of Toxic Substances
Toxic Torts
Waste Management and Hazardous Releases
Waste Control Techniques
The Problem with Waste
Requirements for Managing Waste
Requirements for Managing Waste
CERCLA: An Overview
Emergency Response Plans and Right to Know
Federal Response to Contaminated Sites
Underground Storage Tank Program
Energy and Natural Resources
Energy Policy: A Historical Overview
Energy Consumption
Coal: The Oldest Energy Source
Petroleum and Natural Gas
Nuclear Energy
Renewable Fuels
Protecting Public Lands
Wetlands, Estuaries, and Coastal Areas
Endangered Species
International Environmental Law
The Need for International Environmental Law
The nature of International Law
Sources of International Environmental Law
Institutions That Effectuate and Influence International Environmental
Addressing Specific International Environmental Problems
The Future of International Environmental law
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