Environmental Protection: Law and Policy

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Little, Brown and Company, 1984 - Law - 978 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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What Is Environmentalism and What Are Its Intellectual
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Anderson is partner and head of Environmental Law Practice Group called Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft in Washington, D.C.

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