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Making of Environmental Law

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ISBN-10: 0226469727

ISBN-13: 9780226469720

Edition: 2006

Authors: Richard J. Lazarus

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The unprecedented expansion in environmental regulation over the past thirty years—at all levels of government—signifies a transformation of our nation's laws that is both palpable and encouraging. Environmental laws now affect almost everything we do, from the cars we drive and the places we live to the air we breathe and the water we drink. But while enormous strides have been made since the 1970s, gaps in the coverage, implementation, and enforcement of the existing laws still leave much work to be done. 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…    
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Book details

List price: $33.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 12/31/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 334
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Richard J. Lazarus is professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center and director of the Georgetown University Supreme Court Institute. He litigated the first Superfund liability case on behalf of the federal government in the early 1980s and has since been involved in many of the significant environmental law cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Introduction
Making Environmental Law
Time, Space, and Ecological Injury
The Implications of Ecological Injury for Environmental Protection Law
The Challenges for U.S. Lawmaking Institutions and Processes of Environmental Protection Law
The Road Taken
Becoming Environmental Law
Building a Road: The 1970s
Expanding the Road: The 1980s
Maintaining the Road: The 1990s
Environmental Law in the New Millennium
The Emerging Architecture of U.S. Environmental Law
Changing Conceptions of Time and Space Redux: Environmental Law's Future Challenges
Environmental Law's Second (and Quite Different) "Republican Moment"
Conclusion: The Graying of the Green
Notes
Index