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Main Title Environmental law and policy : a coursebook on nature, law, and society /
Author Plater, Zygmunt J. B.,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Abrams, Robert H.,
Goldfarb, William.
Publisher West Pub. Co.,
Year Published 1992
OCLC Number 24796677
ISBN 031400341X; 9780314003416
Subjects Environmental law--United States--Cases. ; Environmental policy--United States. ; Conservation of Natural Resources--legislation & jurisprudence. ; Ecologia.
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBM  KF3775.A7P55 1991 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/01/2002
EKAM  KF3775.A7P55 1991 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 12/28/2015
ELDM  KF3775.A7P55 1991 CCTE/GLTED Library/Duluth,MN 09/22/2006
Collation xxxvii, 1039, 33 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Accompanied by: Supplementary manual for teaching Environmental law and policy ... as a first law course (247 p.); Teacher's manual update (vii, 283 p.). Kept up to date by supplements. Includes bibliographical references (pages 16-26) and index.
Contents Notes
pt. 1. Perspectives on environmental law: -- The enviromental perspective and a simple case -- Law and economics, uncertainty and risk, in environmental decision-making -- pt. 2. The foundation of environmental law: Traditional common law theories and fundamental issues of remedies and liabilities: -- Environmental torts and remedies: fitting environmental cases into common law theories: -- Toxic torts: beyond the traditional common law setting -- Environmental remedies drawn from other fields of law: corporate law, contracts, and property -- pt. 3. From common law to public law: the structure and power of government: -- The interplay of common law and statues. The force of the criminal law in environmental cases -- Fundamental environmental rights: federal and state constitutions, and the public trust doctrine -- Public powers and private property rights: constitutional authority -- Environmental issues in the division of authority between federal and state governments -- pt. 4. Environmental statutes and the administrative state, and a taxonomy of environmental statutes: -- The administraative law of environmental law -- NEPA, The National Enviromental Policy Act: a mandatory disclosure and stop and think statute -- Substantive roadblocks: section 7 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, a stark prohibition statue -- Public resource management statutes -- Traditional review-and-permit process, and a survey of modern standard-setting approaches -- Regulatory control of market access: pesticides and toxics. Direct legislation of specific pollution standards, and technology-forcing: automobile air pollution -- Administrative standard-setting statutes: The Clean Air Act's harm-based ambient standards -- Administrative standards based on available technology: The Federal Clean Water Act -- Economic incentive and artificial pollution market statutes -- A statutory system for managing and funding environmental remediation: CERCLA (SUPERFUND) -- A composite approach to preventing releases of hazardous wastes: the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act -- Land-use-based enviromental control statutes -- pt. 5. Trends in environmental law: -- ADR: Alternative Dispute Resolution processes in environmental cases -- International environmental law.