Environmental Law A Conceptual and Pragmatic Approach

ISBN-10: 0735594481
ISBN-13: 9780735594487
Edition: 2nd 2010 (Revised)
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List price: $221.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 2/8/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 744
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.388
Language: English

Environmental Law: A Conceptual and Pragmatic Approach offers a uniqueconceptual approach to teaching environmental law. The authors present astructured treatment of federal environmental law that focuses on coreconcepts rather than individual statutes. Using illustrative cases andstatutory provisions, the text identifies key concepts surroundingenvironmental goals and responsibility as well as enforcement of the law,thereby providing students with the means to understand any statutory scheme.The authors have designed this casebook to effectively help studentsunderstand environmental issues in all contexts:they use a focused approach to explore the different ways of settingenvironmental goals, costs and feasibility of controls, economic incentives,traditional means of regulation, and the roles of federal and stategovernments in setting requirementsthe authors highlight the concepts that will enable students to understand anystatutory schemethe book is organized around key questions: How do we establish environmentalgoals? What means do we use to achieve these goals? How should responsibilityfor clean-up and clean-up decisions be allocated? How should we enforceenvironmental law?the authors use a current, controversial environmental issue -- PFOA, orperfluorooctanoic acid -- as an example that runs throughout the book andassists students in understanding how the concepts they are learning apply toa new issueEnvironmental Law: A Conceptual and Pragmatic Approach, with its uniqueapproach:presents the core concepts and exposes the key policy and practical questionsthat those active in the field confront on a daily basisfacilitates a concrete understanding of the field and the overarchingframework that will aid students in making sense of the details ofenvironmental lawprovides knowledge of the basic policy choices available to those practicingin the field and explains the practical difficulties regulators and courtsface in implementing the lawA comprehensive Teacher's Manual:assists professors in using the details in the materials to help studentsthink about the core conceptual questions and their relationships to statutoryschemesincludes problems and thought-provoking questions to accompany the readingassignmentsAn author website to support classroom instruction using this title isavailable athttp://www.aspenlawschool.com/driesenadler

KIRSTEN H. ENGEL has a broad back-ground in environmental law and policy that spans academia and public sector practice. Most recently she has devoted her scholarship and public outreach to issues surrounding global climate change and specifically the response to climate change by subnational units of government. She has held visiting professorships at the Harvard Law School and the Vanderbilt School of Law.

The Nature and Evolution of Environmental Law
The Nature of Environmental Problems
Common Law Solutions
From Common Law to Administrative Law
The Goals and Objectives of Environmental Statutes
Goals for Particular Regulations
Effects-Based Standards
Technology-Based Standard Setting
Cost-Benefit Approaches
The Means of Environmental Protection
Traditional Regulation
Economic Incentives
Information-Based Approaches
Moving Upstream: Pollution Prevention and Recycling
Environmental Restoration
Allocation of Responsibility
Private Cleanup Responsibility
Allocation of Government Responsibility
Decision-Making for International Environmental Problems
Enforcement
Detecting Violations. Permitting, Monitoring, Record-keeping, and Reporting
Government Enforcement
Citizen Enforcement

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