Environmental protection: law and policy

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Little, Brown, Jun 1, 1990 - Law - 914 pages
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If you're ready to tackle the fundanmental questions surrounding modern environmental law, this comprehensive revision of the classic casebook is your ideal teaching tool. In ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: Law & Policy, Third Edition, the authors closely examine the premise that environmental law has progressed from an anti-pollution, & anti-public works movement to a more established perspective that influences all decisions on the use of natural resources. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: Law & Policy, leads students to a deep understanding of the legal, policy, & regulatory aspects, one step at a time by: Opening the book with two cases that raise basic issues - "What is environmentalism?' & "What are the sources of environmental law/" - that immediately show the relevance of the interdisciplinary material. Advancing the discussion with a blend of foundational cases & the latest court decisions to explore important topics. Offering more accessible notes that present basic information about the purpose of regulatory programs & also provide alternative & supplementary perspectives on the principle cases. Integrating domestic & international environmental law to show how U.S. law has shaped international law & how evolving international norms are influencing U.S. law. Drawing interdisciplinary materials from the three major sources of environmentalism - science, ethics, & economics - convey the underpinnings of environmental law a well as their limits. Asking pointed questions so students can develop their own perspectives on the pros & cons of various policy instruments. Incorporating charts & graphics throughout the book for more engaging discussions & greater accessibility. The authors cover all the traditional course topics, including: the extent to which environmental law builds on the common law of torts the changing nature of regulatory programs, with separate chapters on the Clean Water & the Clean Air Acts They also incorporate new material on: emissions trading global climate change efforts to reduce automobile usage sustainable development biiodiversity protection environmental justice pollution prevention greater individual-consumer responsibility for environmental protection endangered species the tension between biodiversity protection & the protection of private property enforcement issues

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Contents

What Is Environmentalism and What Are
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B The Lessons of Ecology
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The Lessons of Economics
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About the author (1990)

Mandelker is Howard A. Stamper Professor of Law at Washington University.

Holly Doremus is professor of law at the University of California, Davis. She has written extensively about biodiversity protection and the intersection of environmental law and natural science.


A. Dan Tarlock is Distinguished Professor of Law at the Chicago-Kent College of Law. He was principal writer of the Report of the Western Water Policy Review Advisory Committee, "Water in the West: Challenge for the Next Century.

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