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CRAIG'S ENVIRONMENTAL LAW IN CONTEXT: CASES AND MATERIALS, 4TH (2016)
Written by: Robin Kundis Craig Subject Area: Environmental Law
Category: Environmental Law
Book: 124

The Fourth Edition is updated to take account of new developments in the law, new regulations, and new cases. The most comprehensive updates are found in Chapter Four on the Clean Air Act and Chapter Five on the Clean Water Act. Chapter Four has been reorganized to provide professors and students with a new comprehensive section on climate change, including the EPA's many regulatory efforts to address greenhouse gas emissions from both mobile and stationary sources, critical U.S. Supreme Court decisions, and an overview of the Clean Power Plan, which is in litigation as the Fourth Edition goes to press. Chapter 5 includes a new approach to the "waters of the United States" element of Clean Water Act jurisdiction. This section now summarizes key U.S. Supreme Court interpretations from Riverside Bayview Homes, SWANCC, and Rapanos, then provides an overview of both the June 2015 "waters of the United States" rule and the litigation challenging that rule, emphasizing the key issues. Chapter Five now also includes an expanded discussion of stormwater and the two new U.S. Supreme Court cases on Clean Water Act jurisdiction over stormwater.

As was true in the Third Edition, the Fourth Edition continues to increase the number of "The Rest of the Story" notes after cases. These notes trace the context and the aftermath of cases and their continuing implications. In addition, by Fall 2016, adopters of the Fourth Edition will have access to fully updated Power Point slides and a new Teachers Manual with links to videos and other teaching materials for use in class.

ISBN 9781634593045

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DERNBACH'S STUMBLING TOWARD SUSTAINABILITY (2002)
Written by: John Dernbach Subject Area: Environmental Law
Category: Environmental Law
Book: 125

In 1992, at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro, the nations of the world agreed to implement an ambitious plan for ecologically sustainable human development. This book is a comprehensive review of U.S. efforts to achieve such development since Rio. The U.S. has unquestionably begun to take steps toward sustainable development.

Yet the nation is now far from being a sustainable society, and in many respects is farther away than it was in 1992. Nevertheless, legal and policy tools are available to put the U.S. on a direct path to sustainability. This book brings together 42 distinguished experts from a variety of backgrounds and academic disciplines. It is among the most thorough assessments ever conducted of U.S. law and policy concerning the environment.

ISBN 9781585760367

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DOREMUS, LIN AND ROSENBERG'S ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY LAW, 6TH (2012)
Written by: Holly D. Doremus; Albert C. Lin; Ronald H. Rosenberg Subject Area: Environmental Law
Category: Environmental Law
Book: 126

This coursebook takes a very broad view of environmental law, encompassing the regulation of private and public land use and protection of wildlife as well as pollution control and remediation. It provides sufficient breadth for any introductory environmental or natural resources law course. The Sixth Edition includes problems that help students develop and test their facility with the materials in the text and the concepts underlying those materials.

ISBN 9781609301736

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EAGLE, SALZMAN, AND THOMPSON'S NATURAL RESOURCES LAW AND POLICY (2017)
Written by: Josh Eagle, James E. Salzman, Barton H. Thompson Jr. Subject Area: Environmental Law
Category: Environmental Law
Book: 476

Natural Resources Law and Policy is a user-friendly, concise, inexpensive text on how we manage our valuable resources. Written to be an enjoyable and informative guide to natural resources, rather than used as a dry reference source, the authors provide a broad conceptual overview of natural resource management while also explaining the major statutes, cases, and doctrines. The book is intended for three audiences - students (both graduate and undergraduate) seeking a readable study guide for their natural-resource and environmental courses; professors who do not use casebooks (relying on their own materials or case studies) but want an integrating text or want to include conceptual materials on the major legal issues; and practicing lawyers and professionals who want a readable overview of the field.

The first part of the book explains the major themes and issues that cross-cut natural resources law as well as the relevant legal doctrines from administrative law, constitutional law, and standing. The second part of the book explores the management of specific natural resources from fisheries, forests and frogs to national parks, oil and water, and others. A series of problem exercises run throughout the book, describing a legal or policy conflict in detail and asking students to identify and assess solutions. Textual boxes out set out the details of important judicial opinions.

ISBN 9781628103984

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FARBER AND CARLSON'S CASES AND MATERIALS ON ENVIRONMENTAL LAW, 9TH (2014)
Written by: Daniel A. Farber; Ann E. Carlson Subject Area: Environmental Law
Category: Environmental Law
Book: 367

The Ninth Edition provides up-to-date treatment of climate change issues across different statutes. This classic casebook provides students with a thorough understanding of all major environmental regulatory schemes as well as insight into current policy controversies. The books pays particular attention to the dynamics involved in the creation and implementation of environmental law, focusing on interest group challenges, the proper role of agencies in implementing complex statutes and the involvement of courts in determining how deferential to be to agency implementation.

ISBN 9780314283986

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FARBER'S ENVIRONMENTAL LAW IN A NUTSHELL, 9TH (2014)
Written by: Daniel A. Farber Subject Area: Environmental Law
Category: Environmental Law
Book: 127

Farber's Environmental Law in a Nutshell provides a foundation for understanding environmental law. Expert text includes coverage of various areas, from acid rain and atomic energy, to waste disposal and wetlands. Touches upon the many statutory and common-law regulations shaping the world in which we live.

ISBN 9780314290304

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GURUSWAMY AND LEACH'S INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW IN A NUTSHELL, 5TH (2017)
Written by: Lakshman D. Guruswamy; Mariah Zebrowski Leach Subject Area: Environmental Law
Category: Environmental Law
Book: 369

This well received book, informed by its interdisciplinary framework, succinctly yet accurately traverses and illuminates the full gamut of international environmental issues, laws and policies challenging the world today. The fifth edition responds to important developments arising subsequent to the fourth edition, relating, inter alia, to sustainable development, climate change, and energy. These developments include the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of 2015, the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change that replaced the Kyoto Protocol, and the challenges posed by renewable energy and global poverty. In sum, the book offers an insightful analysis of the relevant treaties, customary law, and soft law instruments governing all areas of international environmental law.

ISBN 9780314268174

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GURUSWAMY'S GLOBAL ENERGY JUSTICE: LAW AND POLICY (2016)
Written by: Lakshman D. Guruswamy Subject Area: Environmental Law
Category: Environmental Law
Book: 368

This groundbreaking text both explains and provides legal solutions to interlocking problems of global energy poverty, environmental degradation, and injustice. The first segment examines the jurisprudential lineages of justice and law within Western, Islamic, Buddhist and Confucian traditions, and argues that law can and should offer answers to global problems of energy and poverty. The second segment explores the facts pertaining to energy poverty among the "other third" of the world, consisting of 1.3 to 2.5 billion peoples. It explains how the lack of access to basic clean and affordable energy results in the premature deaths of millions, primarily among women and children, and afflicts millions more through sickness and ill-health. The third and fourth segments explore the importance of energy justice within the internationally-accepted foundational legal norm of sustainable development. Finally, the book explores national model laws and how they offer blueprints for promoting global energy justice.

ISBN 9780314291615

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HAAR AND WOLF'S LAND USE PLANNING AND THE ENVIRONMENT: A CASEBOOK (2010)
Written by: Charles Haar; Michael Allan Wolf Subject Area: Environmental Law
Category: Environmental Law
Book: 128

In Land Use Planning and the Environment, the authors have dramatically revised and updated a classic, seminal casebook, Land-Use Planning. Designed primarily for the classroom, the book takes a comprehensive approach to the teaching of planning and zoning law, regulatory takings, and environmental topics.

Throughout the casebook, the authors identify and explore intersections between land use planning law and environmental regulation. They also identify the hidden environmental "agenda" behind exclusionary zoning, the impact of urban sprawl on clean air and critical habitats, and other interconnections.

Professors, students, and law and planning practitioners with strong backgrounds and exposure to "traditional" environmental law will find these intersections a wonderful opportunity to examine familiar topics from a fresh perspective. For other users, Land Use Planning and the Environment will serve as a valuable introduction to the environmental realm, a realm that, more than perhaps any other in American law, is subject to swift and dramatic changes that require the most current teaching materials.

ISBN 9781585761289

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HILL'S ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE: LEGAL THEORY AND PRACTICE, 3D (2015)
Written by: Barry Hill Subject Area: Environmental Law
Category: Environmental Law
Book: 371

Environmental justice activists and advocates argue that your race and socioeconomic status should not dictate the environmental health risks you face. The environmental justice movement is aimed at avoiding, minimizing, or mitigating disproportionately high and adverse human health and environmental impacts, including social and economic impacts, on minority and/or low-income communities, and for ensuring disadvantaged communities are engaged meaningfully in the environmental decision-making processes. This title provides an overview of this environmental and public health problem and explores the growth of the environmental justice movement.

ISBN 9781585761708

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HUNTER, SALZMAN, AND ZAELKE'S INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND POLICY, 5TH (2015)
Written by: David Hunter; James E. Salzman; Durwood Zaelke Subject Area: Environmental Law
Category: Environmental Law
Book: 372

This comprehensive, multidisciplinary coursebook analyzes all aspects of international environmental law and policy, including the major environmental treaty regimes, customary law principles and the development and evolution of soft law norms. It emphasizes the dynamic nature of the law-making process, including global environmental diplomacy and the critical role of non-state actors, including scientists, NGOs, and business. It presents the binding norms of international environmental law, and explains how international cooperation facilitates and strengthens global environmental governance through setting national priorities, coordinating bilateral and multilateral science, financing, technology sharing, and capacity building.

ISBN 9781609303211

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JOHNSON'S ECONOMICS, EQUITY AND THE ENVIRONMENT (2002)
Written by: Stephen Johnson Subject Area: Environmental Law
Category: Environmental Law
Book: 129

Economics, Equity, and the Environment examines major economic incentive and market-based environmental protection programs that are being implemented by governments, including pollution taxes, pollutant trading programs, regulatory waiver programs, subsidies, grants, loans and favorable tax treatment, and deposit/refund systems. It examines the advantages and disadvantages of each program, with special emphasis on the environmental justice impacts of the programs. Additional chapters in the book examine information disclosure laws, pollution prevention, and cost-benefit analysis, as each of those tools plays a vital role in market-based environmental protection and environmental justice concerns.

Economics, Equity, and the Environment is ideally suited for use in environmental law seminars, courses that deal with environmental justice, survey courses, economics and administrative law courses, and environmental law courses in business schools. Each chapter of the book has a theoretical, as well as practical, component, making this book to be of considerable assistance to attorneys in private practice and policymakers.

ISBN 9781585760756

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JOHNSTON AND POWERS' PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAW (2016)
Written by: Craig N. Johnston; Melissa Powers Subject Area: Environmental Law
Category: Environmental Law
Book: 370

Written in a conversational tone, this book familiarizes readers with the basic mechanics of the major environmental statutes, including, among others, the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, and the Endangered Species Act. It also includes a separate chapter on how these environmental statutes are enforced by the Government and through citizen suits.

ISBN 9780314195180

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NAGLE, RUHL AND ROBBINS' THE LAW OF BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEM MANAGEMENT, 3D (2013)
Written by: John Copeland Nagle; J.B. Ruhl; Kalyani Robbins Subject Area: Environmental Law
Category: Environmental Law
Book: 130

The third edition contains an all-new section on the major threats to biodiversity, including several chapters detailing the impact of climate change and the emerging legal and administrative issues that are arising in response to this development. The book further defines biodiversity, outlines factors in choosing among different policy approaches for its protection. The authors include original notes and questions to stimulate class discussion.

ISBN 9781609300326

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NOLON AND RODRIGUEZ'S LOSING GROUND: A NATION ON EDGE (2007)
Written by: John R. Nolon; Daniel B. Rodriguez Subject Area: Environmental Law
Category: Environmental Law
Book: 131

America builds on the edge of disaster prone areas on seashores and rivers, next to highly flammable forests, and in valuable wetlands. The property rights and the investment-backed expectations of land owners stand as key hurdles to the use of government regulation to mitigate disasters. While the integration of the natural and built environments is the leitmotif of modern planning philosophy, this causes tremendous tension when trying to reduce the economic, social, and human toll of natural disasters. The challenge of public policy is not to decry these cultural and political realities, but to draw upon them and also to challenge them in the service of sensible environmental regulation. Losing Ground: A Nation on Edge calls attention to the emerging issues involved in building on the edge of vulnerable places, explores why we do this, and proposes ways to mitigate its impact. This volume contains creative thinking and informative analysis about new approaches to ecosystem management and environmental regulation that localities and states can implement to protect the environment, society, and property rights. This book proudly joins ELI's Ground Suite, the original critically acclaimed suite of books on land use and environmental law by Professor John Nolon.

ISBN 9781585761142

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NOLON AND SALKIN'S LAND USE LAW IN A NUTSHELL, 2D (2017)
Written by: John R. Nolon; Patricia E. Salkin Subject Area: Environmental Law
Category: Environmental Law
Book: 373

This book reviews the common law principles that underpin modern land use regulations, including covenants and restrictions that work with government regulation to limit the use of private property. The Nutshell clearly explains the legal aspects of land planning and regulation, project review processes, and innovative and flexible regulatory devices. Subdivision and site plan regulation, local environment law, discrimination in zoning, regulatory takings, inverse condemnation, and community development practices are all explored. In addition, the book discusses the law of smart growth, and addresses current trends in land use law including the siting of renewable energy facilities. An appendix of internet-based resources is also provided.

ISBN 9781634603010

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SALZMAN AND THOMPSON'S ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND POLICY, 4TH (2014)
Written by: James E. Salzman; Barton H. Thompson Jr. Subject Area: Environmental Law
Category: Environmental Law
Book: 133

Environmental Law and Policy is a user-friendly, concise, inexpensive treatment of environmental law. Written to be read pleasurably rather than used as a dry reference source, the authors provide a broad conceptual overview of environmental law while also explaining the major statutes and cases. A series of problem exercises have been added throughout the book, describing a legal or policy conflict in detail and asking students to identify and assess solutions. The first part of the book provides an engaging discussion of the major themes and issues that cross-cut environmental law. The second part of the book examines the substance of environmental law, with separate sections on each of the major statutes. The third part of the book describes natural resources law, discussing endangered species conservation, wetlands protection, water and energy issues. Part four addresses environmental impact statements and the National Environmental Policy Act.

ISBN 9781609303051

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