For nearly four decades, Law of Environmental Protection has served private, public, nonprofit, and academic practitioners, scholars, educators, students, and more as an invaluable resource on environmental law in the United States. Written by highly experienced attorneys, environmental program administrators, and legal scholars, the treatise features:
- In-depth explanations and breakdowns of key pollution prevention statutes such as the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act, conservation laws governing natural resources, and procedural requirements under the National Environmental Policy Act and other regimens.
- Examination of the permitting systems, EPA review programs, licensing, and other key procedural matters involving EPA and other relevant agencies.
- Pragmatic considerations spanning audits and assessments, reporting and record-keeping requirements, and lender liability issues.
- Exploration of emerging areas of the law and their significance for a wide range of practitioners and clients, including bioengineering, climate change, and space resources.
New features and recent developments in the Summer 2021 update include:
- Revised Chapter 24. Climate Change – encompassing the expanding body of law addressing greenhouse gas mitigation, adaptation at the federal, state, and local levels, geoengineering, tribal response, climate-related financial disclosure and risk management, and litigation. Tune into Season 3, Episode 17, of People Places Planet Podcast for an interview with the authors.
- New Chapter 28. Space Resources – navigating the legal challenges posed by space mining, orbital debris, planetary protection and harmful contamination of celestial bodies, and conservation. Read an excerpt, as adapted for ELR--The Environmental Law Reporter.
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