The latest edition of the reliable handbook supplying accurate and relatively jargon free environmental compliance information. The 15 legal contributors cover obligations related to the major environmental, health, and safety laws currently on the books, including the clean air and water acts, the pollution act, safe drinking water, toxic substance control, pesticides, the national environmental policy act, emergency planning, and the compensation and liability act.
In The Making of Environmental Law, Richard J. Lazarus offers a new interpretation of the past three decades of this area of the law, examining the legal, political, cultural, and scientific factors that have shaped—and sometimes hindered—the creation of pollution controls and natural resource management laws.
Taking Back Eden is a set of case studies of environmental lawsuits brought in eight countries around the world, including the U.S, beginning in the 1960s. The book conveys what is in fact a revolution in the field of law: ordinary citizens (and lawyers) using their standing as citizens in challenging corporate practices and government policies to change not just the way the environment is defended but the way that the public interest is recognized in law.