To help facilitate access to the State Law Library's print legal resources, our librarians have selected the most noteworthy titles in our collection and arranged them here by subject.
» Texas Titles
Gaba's Texas environmental laws annotated
Lawyer's Cooperative Pub. Latest received:2010.
Gaba’s Texas Environmental Law Annotated combines the environmental law sections of the Texas Constitution and Statutes in one convenient volume. Also included are references to environmental law cases, Attorney General opinions, American Jurisprudence and applicable regulations.
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Texas environmental law
Latest received: 2017-2018 Update. Thomson Reuters. 2013-.
This two-volume set is a comprehensive treatment of environmental law statutes in Texas and was written by over 40 Texas environmental law experts. Topics covered include a discussion of the regulatory framework for environmental law, pollution statutes with information on federal programs, regulations of specific substances, regulations of specific activities, and private causes of action in the environmental area.
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» Federal/General Titles
Amending CERCLA : The post-SARA amendments to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, And Liability Act
By Gerrard, Michael. American Bar Association. c2006.
Following the 1986 Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA), three important amendments resulting from narrowly targeted legislation have been enacted to make further reforms to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). "Amending CERCLA" focuses on the amendments that narrowed the CERCLA liability scheme to address specific policy objectives: the Asset Conservation, Lender Liability, and Deposit Insurance Act (1996); the Superfund Recycling Equity Act (1999); and the Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act (2002).
Table of contents only: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0615/2006018486.html
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CERCLA : Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (Superfund)
By Switzer, Carole Stern. American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy and Resources. 2nd ed. c2008.
This basic guide explains the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), commonly known as Superfund. Concise and current, the book's authors detail the history of the statute and the reasons that it was enacted, and provide an concise overview of the Act and the regulations implementing it. Also included is a list of useful websites and internet resources related to CERCLA.
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Clean Air Act
By Belden, Roy S. American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources. 2nd ed. c2011.
This Basic Practice Series title provides a starting point for practitioners working with the Clean Air Act and its implementing regulations. The history and an overview of the act are provided as well as information specifically on National Ambient Air Quality Standards, state implementation plans, control of hazardous air pollutants, acid rain control, Title V operating permits, and the Montreal Protocol as it relates to stratospheric ozone. The appendices contain an acronym list, frequently asked questions about the Clean Air Act, a listing of the act’s subchapters, the section of the code of federal regulations on air quality programs and key cases. The second edition of this title has been updated to include recent developments such as regulations on greenhouse gas emissions.
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The Clean Air Act handbook
American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources. 3rd ed. c2011.
The third edition of this comprehensive Clean Air Act title, examines recent developments with the CAA and greenhouse gas emission regulation. It is intended for the practitioner who needs to review specific sections of the CAA. This comprehensive reference manual covers the entire Clean Air Act not simply the 1990 amendments. It is intended for the practitioner who needs to review specific sections of the CAA. Some of the topics covered include setting national ambient air quality standards, meeting those standards through state implementation plans and how they affect transportation requirements, the Visibility Protection program, and hazardous pollutants. This title also offers a very helpful list of commonly used CAA abbreviations and measurements.
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Clean air act handbook : A practical guide to compliance
Clark Boardman Co. c1991-.
This title, part of West’s environmental law series, provides complete coverage of the Clean Air Act and its amendments. Includes information on mobile source greenhouse gas emission standards, renewable fuel standards, the cross-state air pollution rule, boiler and commercial/industrial incinerator standards for hazardous air pollutants, and national ambient air quality standards.
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Clean Water Act
By Gross, Joel M. Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, American Bar Association. c2005.
This volume from the American Bar Association provides an introduction to the Clean Water Act. The book begins with a discussion of the history of the CWA and its amendments and continues by discussing general prohibitions on discharges, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits, regulations for publicly owned treatment works, wetlands regulation, wet-weather discharges and hazardous substances spills. The appendices contain an acronym list, frequently asked questions about the CWA, a listing of the act’s subchapters, and the part of the code of federal regulations on water quality regulations.
Table of contents: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0517/2005024211.html
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The Clean Water Act handbook
Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, American Bar Association. 3rd ed. c2011.
"This is a definitive practical resource to the provisions and complexities of the federal Clean Water Act and how it continues to evolve. Written by 21 of the country's most knowledgeable experts on the CWA, it is an authoritative, balanced compilation of their experience in understanding this complex statute and its implementing regulations and guidelines." - from the publisher
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Climate change and insurance
American Bar Association, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section. c2012.
As Superstorm Sandy, Typhoon Haiyan, and the May tornado in Moore, OK showed us, violent weather has huge financial costs. The title provides a brief overview of the insurance issues that arise from climate change. Chapters provide a background on climate change, the likely claimants of litigation arising from climate change, climate change-related regulation, current climate-change related litigation, and potential claims liability.
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Dwyer & Bergsund federal environmental laws annotated
By United States. Shepard's/McGraw-Hill. c1994-.
This quick yet inclusive reference manual contains the complete text of many federal environmental statutes. Sections discussed come from the U.S. Constitution as well as the U.S. Code on topics like agriculture, commerce and trade, conservation, mineral lands and mining, navigation and navigable waters, and transportation. Each section discussed has extensive citations to the Code of Federal Regulations, related federal laws, case law, and law review articles.
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Environmental aspects of real estate and commercial transactions : From Brownfields to green buildings
American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources ; Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law. 4th ed. c2011.
This title focus on the entire range of environmental issues that arise during real estate development. Topics include environmental liability, due diligence, environmental problems during development, and problems with developed properties.
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Environmental issues in bankruptcy cases
By Strochak, Adam P. LexisNexis. 2009.
This title discusses how provisions in the Bankruptcy Code affect the environmental liabilities of parties to bankruptcy proceedings. It also looks at how courts have reconciled the sometimes competing goals of environmental law and bankruptcy law. The title looks at an overview of pertinent environmental laws and considers the environmental notification requirements of debtors and the application of protections offered by the bankruptcy code.
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Environmental issues in business transactions
American Bar Assocation, Business Law Section. c2011.
This title discusses the state and federal environmental regulatory programs affecting business and commercial transactions and offers practical guidance on the impact of these complex requirements. The focus is on the information needed by a transactional lawyer to identify, evaluate and address environmental issues. Chapters 1 and 2 explain some of the technical issues commonly found in environmental law. Other topics discussed include CERCLA, RCRA, the Clean Water Act and environmental due diligence. Also available is a CD-ROM which can be requested at the reference desk.
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Environmental law in a nutshell
By Findley, Roger W. Thomson/West. 7th ed. c2008.
This book is designed to provide an introduction to the concepts of environmental law. Topics covered include judicial review of government decisions, federalism and the environment, pollution control measures, risk management and scientific uncertainty, toxic chemicals, and the preservation of natural areas.
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Environmental law practice guide : State and federal law
Latest received:REL. 59 MAY 2013. M. Bender. c1992-.
"Guidance through complex procedures and phases of environmental law practice, featuring state-by-state as well as subject-by-subject coverage." - from the publisher
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Latest received: Summer 2017 pocket parts. By Rodgers, William H. West. 2nd edition. 2016-.
This guide to federal environmental statutes is updated semiannually to include recent changes to environmental statutes as well as important court cases. A wide range of environmental law topics are covers such as the theoretical considerations of environmental law, common law and its variations, air pollution, water pollution, pesticides, toxic substances, and hazardous materials. Scientific and technical data is provided to help practitioners better understand these issues. Tables of statutes, regulations, and cases are also provided, along with a detailed index.
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Environmental liability and insurance recovery
By Guevara, David L. American Bar Association, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section. c2012.
"Environmental law and insurance law each demand mastery of an intricately involved set of concepts, rules, and regulations. This book clarifies the intersection of these areas, as well the many ways in which a party may be exposed to environmental liability and how insurance coverage may provide financial support for such liability. Topics include: statutory liability related to CERCLA and RCRA; CGL policies; exclusions and defenses to coverage; and more." - from the publisher
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Environmental litigation : Law and strategy
American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources. c2009.
The scope of what qualifies as "environmental litigation" is huge, covering a complex array of federal and state statutes, hundreds of common-law rules, and thousands of pages of regulations and increasing number of environmental cases. This text provides guidance on the most critical areas in this rapidly-changing area of the law including: litigation of government enforcement matters; citizen-suit provisions; toxic tort litigation; pesticides regulated under FIFRA and FFDCA; CERCLA litigation; natural resource damages law; insurance as an important potential source of recovery for environmental liabilities; and the growing importance for environmental lawyers to add to their expertise the constitutional features of judicial review, congressional authority, federalism, and individual rights.
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Environmental regulation of land use
Latest received:2010. By Malone, Linda A. West Group. 1990-.
This treatise examines the legal overlap between land use regulations and environmental law. Topics covered include coastal zone management, wetlands management, soil conservation, farmland preservation, floodplain regulation, and groundwater issues. Malone examines federal, state, and local environmental regulations.
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Environmental science deskbook
Latest received:REL. 9 JUN 2011. West Group. 1998.
This title is designed to help practitioners understand many of the complex scientific principles relevant to much of environmental law. Many different scientific ideas and theories such as statistics, chemistry, physics, sampling and quality assurance methods, risk assessment, and groundwater are explained in simple non-scientific language. Also many commonly used scientific acronyms are discussed.
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EPCRA : Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act
By Gray, Peter L. Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, American Bar Association. 2002.
The EPCRA, also know as SARA Title III, regulates the reporting requirements of businesses that work with particular chemicals as well as the development of emergency response procedures. This volume provides a quick reference for practitioners looking to learn more about the EPCRA. Information is provided both on the routine reporting requirements as well as emergency planning and notification. Appendices have an acronym list, frequently asked questions about the act, key cases, as well as a bibliography.
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Federal environmental regulation of real estate
Latest received:UPDATE APR 2009. By Cross, Frank B. Thomson/West. c1993-.
This two-volume set examines the federal environmental laws and regulations that affect all aspects of real estate from ownership to development. The federal regulations discussed are the Comprehensive Environmental, Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Resource Conversation and Recovery Act (RCRA), underground storage tanks, the wetlands portion of the Clean Water Act, storm water run, and the Endangered Species Act. Also provided is a basic overview of the states' environmental regulations and how they relate to these federal regulations. Also information on State Voluntary Cleanup Programs is included.
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Foundations of sustainable development
American Bar Association, Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law. c2012.
This title was written for both public and private groups planning sustainable developments. It explores many sustainable development techniques and attempts to describe them in language that is understandable to individuals without extensive engineering knowledge. Chapters look at working with code and ordinances, engineering and wastewater, "preventing green clutter," and construction aspects of a sustainable project.
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Global climate change and U.S. law
American Bar Association. Second Edition. .
Global Climate Change and U.S. Law gives in-depth coverage of climate change law from the state level to the international level. Since the first edition was published in 2007, there have been major updates to the U.S. law on climate change. The second edition of this title is updated with a new section which focuses solely on energy regulations such as electric power and transportation issues. There are also new chapters on adaption, geoengineering, cap-and-trade, non-climate international instruments, and possible future directions for U.S. climate change law.
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Indigenous peoples, the environment and law : An anthology
Carolina Academic Press. c2004.
This title collects 23 previously published articles that examine the junction of indigenous peoples and the law especially through the lens of environmental law. The first section establishes a framework to examine legal issues surrounding indigenous peoples and international law. The second section examines “indigenous peoples and contemporary dimensions.” Part three discusses the conflict between indigenous rights and environmental protection looking specifically at the Arctic, Australia, Bolivia, Canada, Guatemala, Japan, New Zealand, the Philippines, Russia, Scandinavia, and the United States. The final section discusses the impact of globalization on indigenous peoples.
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Land use planning and the environment : A casebook
By Haar, Charles M. Environmental Law Institute. 2010.
The authors of this text identify and explore intersections between land-use planning law and environmental regulation. Increasingly, local and state governments share in the regulatory responsibility for environmental protection with the federal government. Also discussed are the hot-button topics of regulatory takings issues and zoning. This text "offers a unique strategy for addressing these overlapping and, at times, conflicting administrative regimes." Throughout the book, the authors explicitly identify and explore intersections between land-use planning law and environmental regulation. Professors, students, and law and planning practitioners with strong backgrounds and exposure to “traditional” environmental law will find these intersections a timely opportunity to examine familiar topics from a different perspective.
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The law of adaptation to climate change : U.S. and international aspects
American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources. c2012.
This volume, written by climate change law experts, examines laws that are currently being enacted both in the U.S. and internationally to deal with effects of climate change such as droughts, heat waves, extreme weather, and shifts in sea level. It is divided into two parts: one dealing with U.S. law and one dealing with International law. The U.S. law section addresses a wide range of topics including water supplies, energy demand, infrastructure, coastal retreat, ecosystems, agriculture, forestry, public lands, disaster preparedness and response, and insurance.
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Law of chemical regulation and hazardous waste
Latest received:REL. 23 JUL 2009. By Stever, Donald W. West Group. 1986-2001.
Written for both people working in affected industries and practitioners, this four volume set provides an in-depth look at recent legislation and case law as well as agency rules and interpretive policies that govern chemical substances and site cleanup. Legislation covered includes the Toxic Substances Control Act, the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, the Consumer Product Safety Act, regulation of TSD facilities, state programs, the Oil Pollution Act, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
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The law of clean energy : Efficiency and renewables
American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources. 1st ed. 2011.
This volume attempts to assist individuals looking for all the disparate laws from all level of government dealing with clean energy in volume. Part one covers energy efficiency and conservation laws. Part two covers incentives, both tax and non-tax, for green technologies. Part three discusses different "energy use sectors" such as buildings, motor vehicles and agriculture. Part four covers renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, and hydropower.
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Law of environmental justice : Theories and procedures to address disproportionate risks
American Bar Association. 2nd ed. c2008.
The first comprehensive treatise written on environmental justice which is defined by the authors as “the idea that minority and low-income individuals, communities, and populations should not be disproportionately exposed to environmental hazards, and that they should share fully in making the decisions that affect their environment”. Now in its second edition, the volume looks first at the legal theories behind environmental justice such as equal protection and Executive Order 12,898. Then the legal procedures such as public participation and impact assessments are discussed. The final section of the book lays out necessary legal objections such as cleaning up abandoned or inactive contaminated sites or controlling exposures in the workplace. Also included are tables of statutes, regulations, and cases.
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Law of environmental protection
The biannual three-volume set is written to help provide detailed guidance to navigating environmental protection laws. While many books look at only one federal statute such as the Clean Water Act or the Clean Air act, this title looks at all the Federal Environmental Protection statutes and how those laws interact. The set is divided into five parts are which: Introduction, Principles and Methods, Functional Programs, Media-Specific Program, and Regulation of Products and Manufacturing.
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Law of hazardous waste : Management, cleanup, liability, and litigation
Latest received:REL. 43 MAR 2009. M. Bender. c1987-.
Law of hazardous waste: management, cleanup, liability, and litigation is a five-volume set designed to help practitioners understand their business clients’ legal responsibilities for handling hazardous waste issues. Topics covered include the management of hazardous waste focusing on the “cradle-to-grave” regulations from the Resource Conversation and Recovery Act, hazardous substances cleanup, liability , and litigation, Superfund laws in key states including Texas, and environmental torts.
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Law of solid waste, pollution prevention, and recycling
Latest received:REL. 10 NOV 2011. By Gaba, Jeffrey M. Clark, Boardman, Callaghan. c1992-.
Part of the Environmental Law Series, this two volume set surveys the legal issues surrounding solid waste, pollution prevention, and recycling. All federal requirements are provided in addition to some state (including Texas) and municipal requirements. Specific topics covered include RCRA distinctions between solid waste and hazardous waste, regulations for the disposal of nonhazardous solid waste, requirements for the disposal of municipal solid waste, sewage sludge, regulation of bevill and bentsen wastes, CERCLA solid waste regulations, hazardous waste recycling, Federal pollution prevention and recycling programs, solid wastes of special concern (i.e. used oil, medical wastes, lead-acid batteries, tires, and other wastes), and interstate solid waste management issues.
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Law of toxic torts : Litigation, defense, insurance
Latest received:REL. 29 JUL 2011. By Dore, Michael. Thomson/West. 2001-.
This four-volume set examines the major issues surround toxic tort cases and covers all the different causes of exposure. General topics covered include activities giving rise to exposure, toxic tort liability theories, defense issues, coordination issues, discovery issues, proof of toxic tort claims, insurance coverage, and criminal liability.
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Managing environmental liability : Business transactions and Brownfield redevelopment
Latest received: REL. 31 DEC 2015. By Schnapf, Lawrence P. Juris Pub. 2002-.
This two-volume set is written for corporate attorneys, real estate developers, banking professionals, insurance professionals, and anyone who needs to see how environmental law may impact business transactions. Part one discusses environmental liability sources such as the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Air Act, the Resource and Conservation Recovery Act, brownfields, state environmental statutes, and contaminant regulation. Part two applies these liability sources to business transactions which includes chapters on cleanups, real estate, green building, and lender liability. Also available is a CD-ROM which can be requested at the reference desk.
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The NEPA litigation guide
American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources. Second edition. , ♭2012.
This text discusses the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Topics covered include its history, timing of NEPA compliance, regulations implementing the NEPA, litigating NEPA cases, and the NEPA and climate change. This book includes a table of cases and appendices of the “National Environmental Policy Act,” “Council on Environmental Quality Regulations,” and the “Forty most asked questions concerning CEQ’s National Environmental Policy Act Regulations.”
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Ocean and coastal law and policy
American Bar Association. 1st ed. c2008.
From the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources comes this authoritative volume on U.S. coastal law. Written with practitioners, government employees, and scholars in mind, topics covered include international boundaries, the Public Trust doctrine, States roles, coastal wetlands, water quality, marine pollution, fishery management, offshore energy development, the laws dealing with Marine species, and Climate Change and the Marine Environment.
Table of contents only: http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0810/2008005472.html
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Principles of constitutional environmental law
American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources. c2011.
This title seeks to examine the intersection between constitutional law and environmental law. It is divided into four parts with specific parts cover Federal and State authority, judicial review, individual rights, and emerging issues. Part one on Federal and State authority examines how topics such as the commerce clause, the nondelegation doctrine, executive power, the dormant commerce clause interact with environmental law. Part two on Judicial Review looks like standing as well as political question doctrine. Part three on individual rights looks at the taking clause and due process. Part four examines emerging issues such as state constitutions and environmental rights, climate litigation, property rights, and worldwide environmental law.
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RCRA : Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
By Teets, John W. Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, American Bar Association. c2003.
This brief introduction to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act looks at commonly encountered provisions of the act. Topics covered include identifying hazardous waste, regulations on generators and transporters, selected treatment, storage, and disposal facility requirements, TSDF permitting and corrective actions, and underground storage tanks. The appendices contain an acronym list, frequently asked questions about the RCRA, key cases, a glossary of terms, and a bibliography.
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The RCRA practice manual
American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources. 2nd ed. c2004.
This clear and complete guide to the Resource Conversation and Recovery Act was written by several leading environmental lawyers. It provides information on the RCRA’s relationship to other laws, the definitions of solid waste and hazardous waste, recycling, hazardous waste generators, the transport of hazardous waste, permit requirements, regulations on underground storage tanks and RCRA enforcement. Also included are tables of cases, statutes, and regulations such as a comprehensive index.
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Treatise on environmental law
Latest received:REL. 71 JUL 2012. By Grad, Frank P. M. Bender. 1973-.
This eight volume set extensively covers the major areas of environmental law carefully examining case law, statutes, and regulations. Chapters focus on climate change and global warming, air, water, and noise pollution, solid waste, hazardous waste, toxic substances, radiation, fertilizers, pesticides, the National Environmental Policy, information on the land zoning, public lands, and conservation. Information is also provided on states’ versions of the National Environmental Policy Act.
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Wetlands law and policy : Understanding section 404
Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, American Bar Association. c2005.
A comprehensive introduction to section 404 of the Clean Water Act permitting program, written by experts from industry, government, conservation groups, and academia. It includes information on wetland ecology, federal jurisdiction over wetlands, regulated activities, permits, mitigation, EPA vetoes, and the Corps administrative appeals process. There are also appendices containing tables of case and EPA’s veto decisions.
Table of contents: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0514/2005017030.html
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