Environmental Law: Cases and Materials / Edition 3

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Overview

Environmental Law: Cases and Materials, Third Edition is designed to reflect the vital and symbiotic connection between land-use regulation and the more traditional scope of environmental law. In addition it recognizes the importance of administrative agency decision-making in environmental law. The book begins with a look at the judicial review process of agency decisions and important issues. It examines the common-law remedy of nuisance, the matrix of so much of environmental law and still a significant cause of action, and goes on to look at land-use controls, with particular emphasis on critical areas-landmarks, wetlands, coastal resources-and the de facto taking issue. Air and water quality, waste, toxics and the other areas of comprehensive statutory control, the National Environmental Policy Act, electric generation, and the increasingly important area of international environmental law are also discussed. Since the Third Edition was published three years ago, much has occurred in this fast-shifting field. Several important decisions have dealt with air and water quality and international issues such as global warming have expanded. The Third Edition reflects these recent events.

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"This environmental law casebook is designed to reflect the vital and symbiotic connection between land-use regulation and the more traditional scope of environmental law" (from the introduction). Weinberg (law, St. John's U.) presents cases relating to areas such as nuisance, land use controls, protection of fish and wildlife, air and water quality, toxic waste, the National Environmental Policy Act, and international environmental law. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761832942
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 2/24/2006
  • Edition description: Revised 3rd Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 482
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Philip Weinberg teaches Environmental Law and Constitutional Law at St John's University School of Law in New York. He has written and lectured extensively in the field of environmental law and has chaired several bar association committees and sections dealing with the subject. Prior to teaching, he headed the Environmental Protection Bureau in the New York State Attorney General's Office.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Environment and the Courts Chapter 2 Nuisance Chapter 3 Land Use Controls Chapter 4 Protection of Fish and Wildlife Chapter 5 Air Quality Chapter 6 Noise Controls Chapter 7 Water Quality Chapter 8 Energy Conservation Chapter 9 Solid Waste and Toxic Substances Chapter 10 The National Environmental Policy Act Chapter 11 Electric Generation Chapter 12 International Environmental Law Chapter 13 Table of Cases Chapter 14 Table of Authorities Chapter 15 Index

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