Nutshell: Environmental Law


Nutshell: Environmental Law

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One of over 150 titles in West’s Law in a Nutshell series, this book is a comprehensive resource in an easy-to-read, concise format. With a title representing almost every area of law, Nutshells provide a solid understanding of a specific area of law and include references to important cases that have helped shaped the law. Topics included in this title are: judicial review of government decisions; judicial role in environmental law; National Environmental Policy Act; federalism and the environment; scope of federal power; commerce clause restrictions on state power; federal preemption; pollution control; common law remedies; regulation under the Clean Air Act; regulation under the Clean Water Act; economic incentives for environmental protection; risk management and scientific uncertainty; introduction to risk assessment and risk management; judicial views concerning management of uncertain risks; control of toxic substances; regulating the sale of toxic substances; toxic substances under the general pollution statutes; Resource Conservation and Recovery Act; comprehensive environmental response; Compensation and Liability Act; common law remedies; preservation of natural areas; preservation as a goal; restrictions on development of private land; protecting coastal waters; protection of public lands; and perserving endangered species.

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