Environmental Law & Policy: Nature, Law, and Society, Third Edition / Edition 3

Environmental Law & Policy: Nature, Law, and Society, Third Edition / Edition 3

by Zygmunt J B Plater, Robert H Abrams, William Goldfarb, Robert L Graham
     
 

To give your students a solid foundation in environmental law doctrine as well as experience building their analytical skills, you can depend on this user-friendly casebook, now in its Third Edition.

Environmental Law and Policy: Nature, Law, and Society is noted for its comprehensive legal-process approach to the depth and complexity of modern

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Overview

To give your students a solid foundation in environmental law doctrine as well as experience building their analytical skills, you can depend on this user-friendly casebook, now in its Third Edition.

Environmental Law and Policy: Nature, Law, and Society is noted for its comprehensive legal-process approach to the depth and complexity of modern environmental law:

  • Broad topical coverage is augmented by a reference section, including a Statutory Capsule Appendix and an annotated Glossary of Acronyms and Abbreviations.
  • Extensive author-written explanations are reinforced by a selection of visuals, including charts, graphs, and photographs.
  • The legal-process approach builds on a base of common law and constitutional law, then continues on to statutory and administrative law to show both the structure and the operation of the law.
  • Statutory and regulatory materials show the various ways in which statutes address environmental problems and point out the strengths and weaknesses of each generic statutory type to ensure that student knowledge does not become obsolete as statutes and regulations change.
  • In addition to traditional environmental law staples, the authors address hot topical areas, such as "brownfielding" of contaminated sites, risk assessment, regulation of toxics, hazardous materials, and discussion of the ongoing politics of environmental protection law.
  • The casebook is accompanied by a Teacher's Manual, an annual Professor's Update, and a website with supplementary materials for adopters.

Significant changes and improvements for the third edition include:

  • Two completely new chapters: International Law as a Backdrop for Domestic Law and Cost-Benefit Procedures for Standard Setting.
  • Expanded coverage of market-enlisting approaches and government-industry partnerships for achieving environmental quality, the debates over command-and control, and the political history of environmental law.
  • Important new cases, including the Supreme Court's regulatory takings decisions in Palazzolo v. Rhode Island and Tahoe-Sierra Preservation Council, Inc. v. Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, American Trucking, Norfolk & Western Ry., Laidlaw Environmental Services, Solid Waste of Northern Cook County, and Borden Ranch, plus international arbitral decisions under NAFTA, including the first successful citizen-initiated fact finding procedures in the Migratory Bird treaty Act inquiry.

From the common law foundation to globalization and convergence, Environmental Law and Policy: Nature, Law, and Society, Third Edition, will keep your course at the forefront of the ever-developing body of environmental law.

An author website to support classroom instruction using this title is available at http://www.aspenlawschool.com/plater3

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735541436
Publisher:
Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date:
04/01/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
1440
Product dimensions:
7.32(w) x 10.12(h) x 2.13(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Ch. 1Basic themes in the legal process of environmental law3
Ch. 2Cross-cutting themes in environmental law42
Ch. 3The common law in modern environmental law : nonstatutory causes of action103
Ch. 4The special challenges of toxic tort litigation200
Ch. 6Power relationships between federal and state governments in environment regulation323
Ch. 7The administrative law of environmental law376
Ch. 8International agreements as domestic environmental law435
Ch. 9Federal agency disclosure : NEPA's stop-and-think logic, and the power of information471
Ch. 10Corporate disclosure : shaping private response by required production of information471
Ch. 11Harm-based ambient standards : the Clean Air Act551
Ch. 12Technology-based standard-setting : the Clean Water Act620
Ch. 13Standard-setting via cost-benefit procedures676
Ch. 14Market-enlisting statutory strategies : pollution trading and other economic incentives712
Ch. 15Technology-forcing standards743
Ch. 16Roadblock strategies : stark prohibitions and their viability772
Ch. 17Product regulation and market-access strategies : pesticides and toxics816
Ch. 18Life-cycle waste control strategies : RCRA's "cradle-to-grave" regulation845
Ch. 19Remedial liability strategies : toxic cleanups and their funding under CERCLA and state programs886
Ch. 20Environmental criminal law957
Ch. 21Evolving patterns of enforcement and compliance999
Ch. 22Public environmental rights and duties : the public trust doctrine1065
Ch. 23Private property and public rights : constitutional limits on physical and regulatory takings1112
Ch. 24Public resource management statutes1178
Ch. 25Land use-based environmental protection statutes1216
Ch. 26International and comparative environmental law1257
Afterword : facing the future1308

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