Environmental Regulation: Law, Science, and Policy / Edition 6

Environmental Regulation: Law, Science, and Policy / Edition 6

by Robert V. Percival, Christopher H. Schroeder, Alan S. Miller, James P. Leape
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0735584621

ISBN-13: 9780735584624

Pub. Date: 08/13/2009

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

As the Obama administration and the courts change the course of federal environmental law and policy, this best-selling casebook has been updated comprehensively to include the latest legal and policy developments. Each chapter includes new material exploring contemporary developments including the challenges climate change is posing to nearly every aspect of

Overview

As the Obama administration and the courts change the course of federal environmental law and policy, this best-selling casebook has been updated comprehensively to include the latest legal and policy developments. Each chapter includes new material exploring contemporary developments including the challenges climate change is posing to nearly every aspect of environmental law.

The revised Sixth Edition includes:

Ten New Case Excerpts, including new decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court on CERCLA, the Clean Air Act, NEPA, environmental standing and the Clean Water Act
Four New Problem Exercises, including exercises on cap-and-trade versus a carbon tax, the application of NEPA to climate change, who should be prosecuted for criminal violations, and negotiation of a post-Kyoto regime to control greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
"Midnight Regulations" by the Bush administration and the Obama administration's response
New emphasis on Environmental Standing, including the Supreme Court's Massachusetts v. EPA and Summers v. Earth Island Institute decisions
The new approach to CERCLA "arranger" liability and apportionment embodied in the Supreme Court's Burlington Northern decision
EPA's new definition of "solid waste" and judicial decisions altering the agency's new source review program and programs for controlling interstate air pollution and hazardous air pollutants
EPA's Clean Air Act "Endangerment" Finding for Emissions of GHGs, reversal of the California waiver denial, and California's controls on GHG emissions from mobile sources
The relationship between the Clean Water Act's §404 and §402 permit programs , including the Supreme Court's June 22, 2009 Coeur Alaska decision
Climate Change and NEPA, including the 9th Circuit's Center for Biological Diversity v. NHTSA decision on the environmental impact of national fuel economy standards
Remedies for Claims of NEPA Violations, including the Supreme Court's Winter v. NRDC decision
Climate change and the Endangered Species Act, including the impact of the polar bear listing on agency consultation under §7 and §9's prohibition of "takes"
The latest scientific evidence concerning global warming and climate change, as well as material on the development of carbon trading markets, adaptation strategies, and carbon disclosure

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735584624
Publisher:
Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date:
08/13/2009
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
1302
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 10.20(h) x 2.00(d)

Table of Contents

• Environmental Values and Policies
• Environmental Law: A Structural Overview
• Waste Management and Pollution Prevention
• Regulation of Toxic Substances
• Air Pollution Control
• Water Pollution Control
• Land Use Regulation and Regulatory Takings
• Environmental Impact Assessment
• Preservation of Biodiversity
• Environmental Enforcement
• Protection of the Global Environment
• Environmental Progress and Prospects

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