Environmental Law

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Cengage Learning, Aug 15, 2007 - Law - 480 pages
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Environmental Law is a text designed specifically for the paralegal student. It is written in a style that allows the non-law student to receive a thorough and comprehensive understanding of the relationship between the legal system and the regulation of the natural world. It includes many features such as an outline of the legal processes relevant to environmental law, descriptions of federal and state law and regulations, and special features on recent topics related to environmental law. There are pertinent articles included, as well as case law and case law summaries that allow for an understanding of how environmental laws and regulations are applied and interpreted by the court system. Other learning features include a complete list of acronyms used in the field and discussion questions that lead to further understanding of the technical aspects of the subject as well as ease of reading environmental articles. Different perspectives on environmental regulations are explored, and the text provides a current and applicable approach to the area of environmental law.
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Contents

Legal Foundations of Environmental Law
1
History Standing Local Government Regulation Risk Management and Workplace Safety
21
National Environmental Policy Act NEPA
56
Clean Water Act CWA
81
Clean Air Act CAA
116
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act RCRA
153
Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act CERCLA
183
Toxic Substances Control Act TCSA
228
Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act FIFRA
261
Emergency Planning and Community Right ToKnow Act EPCRA
283
Natural Resourses Law Hot Topics
306
Appendices
335
Index
405
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Kathryn L. Schroeder is a County Attorney and a Paralegal Instructor at Colorado/Arapahoe Community College.

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