Environmental Law and Policy: Nature, Law, and Society

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Aspen Publishers, 2010 - Law - 998 pages
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This user-friendly book - noted for its comprehensive legal process approachto the depth and complexity of modern environmental law - gives students asolid doctrinal footing in the law and helps build their analytical skills.Environmental Law and Policy: Nature, Law, and Society, Fourth Edition,uses the legal process approach, building on a base of common law andconstitutional law and continuing on to statutory and administrative law, toillustrate both the structure of the law and how it works.Among the attributes that have made this classroom-tested casebook afavorite:coverage not only of the staples of environmental law but of hot topicalareas of climate change law, regulation of toxics including consumerproduct exposures, natural ecological services, risk assessment,"brown-fielding" of contaminated sites, and the linkage between endangeredpolar bears and atmospheric loadingbroad topical coverage is supplemented with a reference section thatincludes a Statutory Capsule Appendix and an annotated Glossary of Acronymsand Abbreviationsextensive author-written explanations accompanied by a large numberof visuals, including charts, graphs, and photographsstatutory and regulatory materials that build on the common lawfoundation of environmental law, showing the various ways in which statutesaddress environmental problems and pointing out the strengths and weaknessesof each generic statutory typeaccompanied by two Teacher's Manuals (one for law schoolprofessors and one for undergraduate professors), annual Professor's Updates, and a website with supplementary materials for adopters. TheTeacher's Manuals and Updates suggest simulations and other exercisesavailable online for integrating problem-solving, practical perspectives intothe standard class formatThe Fourth Edition, which has been reorganized to bring related contenttogether to better correspond to the amount of time usually spent on varioustopics, features:a new co-author, Noah D. Hall of Wayne Statean array of significant materials not generally covered in othercasebooks, including:The Copenhagen Climate Change Conference (the December 2009 internationalclimate change greenhouse gas regulatory negotiations)Exxon Shipping v. Baker (oil spill punitive damages)Native Village of Kivalina v. ExxonMobil (climate change/public nuisance tort)National Assoc. of Homebuilders v. Defenders of Wildlife (endangered speciesand clash of statutes/ESA, CWA)Coeur Alaska v. SE Alaska Conservation Council ("When can a pristine river beatoxic disposal lagoon?" and the Supreme Court's recent parade of retreats fromenvironmental protection)So. Utah Wilderness Alliance v. Norton (as a reflection of pressures onresources planning)Stop the Beach Renourishment v. Florida (sea-rise and oceanfront property)expanded coverage of clean water, greenhouse gas trading, carbon taxes,and moreThe outstanding author team of Environmental Law and Policy: Nature, Law,and Society, Fourth Edition, offers accessible, comprehensive coverage ofthe fundamentals of environmental law as well as today's hot topics.*Instructor's Manuals are a professional courtesy offered to professors only.For more information or to request a copy, please contact Wolter's Kluwer Law& Business at 800.529.7545 or examcopy@wolterskluwer.com.

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