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More than any other field of public administration, environmental administration is defined by its legal content. Federal legislation has a direct and immediate impact on state and federal bureaucrats, and citizen groups must constantly adjust to changing standards for environmental protection and regulation.
In Understanding Environmental Administration and Law, Susan J. Buck examines the use of environmental law by exploring the policy process through which such law is made, the political environment in which it is applied, and the statutory and case laws that are critical to working within the regulatory system. The book provides an analytic framework for the legal context of environmental administration and familiarizes readers with the development and implementation of the federal regulatory structure.
First published in 1991, this revised and expanded edition includes new material on:
|Ch. 1||The American Legal System||1|
|Ch. 2||Environmentalism in the United States||16|
|Ch. 3||The Public Policy Process||34|
|Ch. 4||Legal Concepts in Environmental Law||61|
|Ch. 5||Pollution Control and Hazardous and Toxic Substances||89|
|Ch. 6||Managing Wildlife and Public Lands||117|
|Ch. 7||International Environmental Policy and Law||155|
|Finding Case Law||189|
|List of Cases||197|