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  EPA: Laws and Regulations
Laws and regulations are a major tool in protecting the environment.
The United States Code is prepared and published by the Office of the Law Revision Counsel, U.S. House of Representatives.
This database contains the laws of the United States in effect as of January 1996.
www.epa.gov /epahome/rules.html   (738 words)

  
 Category:United States case law - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This category contains articles on individual court decisions that constitute the case law of the United States, organized by subject matter and by rendering court.
United States rights of the accused case law
List of United States Supreme Court cases from the Rehnquist Court through the Roberts Court
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Category:United_States_case_law   (170 words)

  
 Research Guides - Environmental Law   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Because environmental law research is often interdisciplinary in nature, you might want to visit Lauinger Library and/or the Blommer Science Library on the Main Campus.
The West digest topic for environmental law is not classified according to the needs of most practitioners and scholars of environmental law; therefore, alternative search methods, such as keyword searching or using the digests in the looseleaf services is recommended.
Almost all state legislatures now have the full text of bills and bill status on their web sites, and so this is the best place to start for any recent state legislative materials.
www.ll.georgetown.edu /lib/guides/environmental.html   (2650 words)

  
 Publisher description for Library of Congress control number 2004002971   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
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.
He argues that in the future, environmental law must forge a more nuanced understanding of the uncertainties and trade-offs, as well as the better-organized political opposition that currently dominates the federal government.
As the field of environmental law "grays" with middle age, Lazarus's discussions of its history, the lessons learned from past legal reforms, and the challenges facing future lawmakers are both timely and invigorating.
www.loc.gov /catdir/description/uchi051/2004002971.html   (295 words)

  
 Welcome to Pace Law School
Local environmental law is also an effective means through which citizens and their elected leaders can protect their water supplies, combat traffic congestion and preserve their precious natural resources.
Through a seminar conducted in the fall of 2001, Pace Law School students researched state law throughout the country to determine the extent to which local governments are authorized to adopt local environmental laws.
Their conclusion was that state legislatures and courts are finding a variety of creative ways for sustaining locally adopted environmental laws and that this trend is gaining momentum but is not widely recognized.
www.pace.edu /lawschool/news/2002/landuse_localEnvLaw.html   (882 words)

  
 Environmental Law Programme
Law for a Green Planet Institute, an IUCN member active in the area of environmental law, paid tribute to Prof.
The IUCN Environmental Law Centre (ELC), with the support of the IUCN Regional Office for South America (SUR), organized a start-up workshop for the ELC project on “Effective Governance for the Provision of Ecosystem Services as a Means of Poverty Reduction”.
CEL is grateful to the Environmental Defenders Office in New South Wales, Australia which has been active in the region for many years, and the Young Lawyers Committee of the New South Wales Law Society for their support in helping expand the CEL network in Oceania.
www.iucn.org /themes/law   (8562 words)

  
 United States: Environmental Issues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The United States, Canada and Mexico cooperate in the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC), a trinational organization established under the environmental side agreement to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
The United States emitted 1,883 million metric tons of carbon in that year, accounting for around 24% of world energy-related carbon emissions.
The AWEA has stated that the PTC is crucial to the future of wind power development in the United States.
www.eia.doe.gov /emeu/cabs/usenv.html   (4038 words)

  
 Federal and State Environmental Law Research Guide--National Center for Agricultural Law   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
State environmental law guides include 1) Environmental Laws Affecting State Agriculture series prepared by the National Agricultural Law Center for the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture and 2) Government Institutes state environmental law handbooks.
An overview of federal and state wildlife law is followed by summaries of fish and wildlife law in all fifty states.
Environmental law topics, such as water quality, wetlands, land use, pesticides, food safety, alternative agriculture, biotechnology, soil conservation, and forestry, are among the subjects covered in the following bibliographies on agricultural law by Kelley, et al.
www.uark.edu /~aglaw/bibguide/envlaw.htm   (5492 words)

  
 Category:United States law - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The main article for this category is United States law.
List of sources of law in the United States
Separation of church and state in the United States
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Category:United_States_law   (148 words)

  
 Welcome to Pace Law School
Our hallmark is a dedicated faculty who have been pioneers in establishing environmental law and who continue to serve as national and world-wide leaders.
The programs are focused on four areas of strength: pollution laws and enforcement; international and comparative environmental laws; land use; and practical experience highlighted by our clinical and externship programs and Energy Project.
Pace Law School's Environmental Law Programs are testimony to a long-standing commitment to a better, environmentally sounder and sustainable world through law.
www.law.pace.edu /environment   (206 words)

  
 Business Council on the Environment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs is the Department of States focal point for foreign policy formulation and implementation in global environment.
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has developed a Web site for industry representatives and private sector professionals who are planning projects that may be subject to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act.
The Canadian Institute of Resources Law (CIRL0 was incorporated in September 1979 to undertake and to promote research, education, and publication on the law relating to Canada's renewable and non-renewable natural resources.
www.cpeq.qc.ca /anglais/ecosource/lois/lois.html   (259 words)

  
 International Environmental Law Research Guide--National Center for Agricultural Law   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Environmental laws and regulations for the European Union and seven countries (Spain, Brazil, France, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Spain, and the United Kingdom) can be found on WESTLAW (ENFLEX-INT) and Lexis ENVIRN INTEHS.
The Web Library's Environmental Law page links to sites which provide access to environmental laws, regulations, and cases of other countries.
Environmental Law and Ecological Responsibility: The Concept and Practice of Ecological Self-Organization.
www.uark.edu /~aglaw/aglaw/bibguide/envint.htm   (1301 words)

  
 Environmental - United States of America
The Metzger Law Group is a boutique firm whose practice is concentrated in litigation of toxic tort and environmental cases in the State of California.
Haynes and Boone is one of the largest and fastest-growing law firms in the U.S. Our firm believes that the world of business belongs to companies keen to compete, quick to adapt, eager to listen and learn, and resolved to continually challenge themselves.
Nixon Peabody LLP is one of the largest multi-practice law firms in the United States, with offices in 14 cities on the east and west coasts and more than 600 attorneys working in 15 major practice areas.
www.hierosgamos.org /hg/db_lawfirms.asp?action=search&subcategory=Environmental&country=United|States|of|America   (1972 words)

  
 Kutak Rock LLP - Law Firm - National Resources, Local Results®
The quantification and qualification of environmental impairment is a prerequisite to the establishment of remediation standards, costs and schedules.
Kutak Rock's experience in such negotiations, technical expertise in this complex area of the law and creativity in the resolution of environmental issues on behalf of its clients is well-recognized throughout the United States.
Our environmental law team is involved with these issues on behalf of federal agencies, communities and private sector sellers, purchasers and lenders.
www.kutakrock.com /index.cfm?fuseaction=DspSite&site_id=11&cat=1   (430 words)

  
 FindLaw for Students: Academic Law Journals and Law Reviews: Environmental Law Journals
Environmental Lawyer George Washington University and the ABA.
Hastings West-Northwest Journal of Environmental Law and Policy University of California, Hastings.
Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation University of Oregon.
stu.findlaw.com /journals/environmental.html   (361 words)

  
 Environmental law - Wex   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) was passed in 1970 along with the Environmental Quality Improvement Act, the Environmental Education Act, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The EPA was supposed to monitor and analyze the environment, conduct research, and work closely with state and local governments to devise pollution control policies.
State laws also reflect the same concerns and common law actions in nuisance allow adversely affected property owners to seek a judicial remedy for environtal harms harms.
www.law.cornell.edu /topics/environmental.html   (465 words)

  
 USGS Guide to Federal Environmental Laws and Regulations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
This guide was written to provide an overview of the major environmental statutes and corresponding regulations.
This guide serves as a tool to aid government agencies at the federal, state and local levels, private industry, academia, the general public and public interest groups.
Environmental Law Net -A comprehensive interactive environmental law internet resource on environmental law, providing direct environmental law access to federal and state environmental laws and regulations.
water.usgs.gov /eap/env_guide   (348 words)

  
 Environmental Compliance
It is a course in environmental management, set in the context of legal responsibilities borne by governments, institutions, corporations and individuals.
It will touch on environmental compliance systems and practices such as audits, information systems, the development of corporate policies and procedures to meet the daunting challenge of harmonizing the institution's primary goals with its environmental obligations.
Several dimensions of environmental management are discussed: federal, state and local regulation; scientific/technical factors; public relations and the press; institutional objectives including economic competitiveness.
www.apl.jhu.edu /Notes/Riegel/c/indexobsolete.htm   (408 words)

  
 Personal Injury Lawyer & Attorney - Environmental Law in United States
Inadequate drinking water and sanitation, indoor air pollution, and accidents, injuries and poisonings: these are just three of the causes of the approximately 3 million deaths suffered annually by children under age five due to environmental hazards.
The lost or compromised ability to be active when children suffer from environmental degradation is vast.
Yet, until recently, no specific efforts had been made to address the environmental hazards which specifically affect children.
healthandsafetyinjurylawyers.com /toxic_injury_lawyers/environmental   (196 words)

  
 Publisher description for Library of Congress control number 99047718   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Publisher description for Environmental law, the economy, and sustainable development : the United States, the European Union, and the international community / edited by Richard L. Revesz, Philippe Sands, Richard B. Stewart.
Other environmental problems, however, are localised in their effect on health and the environment: for example, municipal waste disposal, many forms of pollution and resource development, and drinking water quality.
These varying jurisdictional and environmental circumstances pose the central question of how responsibility for addressing different environmental problems should be allocated among the different levels of decision making and implementation in a multi-jurisdictional system.
www.loc.gov /catdir/description/cam0210/99047718.html   (206 words)

  
 LII / Legal Information Institute @ Cornell Law School   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Legal Information Institute (LII) is a research and electronic publishing activity of the Cornell Law School.
Robles: "We hold, in sum, that the Domestic Relations Law's limitation of marriage to opposite-sex couples is not unconstitutional.
The act begins with the legislative finding that "the guarantee of due process of law under the Constitution of South Dakota applies equally to born and unborn human beings, and that under the Constitution of South Dakota, a pregnant mother and her unborn child, each possess a natural and inalienable right to life."
www4.law.cornell.edu   (329 words)

  
 University of Pittsburgh School of Law   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Upon graduation from law school, he clerked for the Honorable Rudi M. Brewster of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.
He then practiced law with the firm of Latham & Watkins, San Francisco, before serving as an attorney with the United States Department of Justice in 1994.
Professor Yang has served as a faculty member for the United States Department of Justice, Office of Legal Education, and the Department of Agriculture Graduate School.
www.law.pitt.edu /2004/yang.html   (518 words)

  
 Pace Environmental Law Moot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Power company found polluting waters of a non-neighbouring state, yet well within permit regulations under federal statute of emissions.
The brief is written from the perspective of one party (there were three in total, power company, State and environmental organization) but oral arguments are presented for all three sides on all the issues.
The competition is held at Pace Law School in New York City.
yorku.ca /jwalker/Mooting/Competitions/Pace_Environmental_Law_Moot.htm   (117 words)

  
 Professor Tseming Yang - Publications
The United States Environmental Law System, in PUBLIC ENVIRONMENTAL LAW IN THE EUROPEAN UNION AND THE UNITED STATES: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS (René Seerden, Michiel Heldeweg and Kurt Deketelaere eds., Kluwer Law International 2002).
With J. Skow, Chapter 5: Regulation of Transporters of Hazardous Waste and Materials, in CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL LAW (Matthew Bender and Co. 1995).
The Form and Substance of Environmental Justice: The Challenge of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 for Environmental Regulation, 29 B.C. Environmental Regulation, Tort Law and Environmental Justice: What Could Have Been, 41 WASHBURN L.J. Melding Civil Rights and Environmentalism: Finding Environmental Justice's Place in Environmental Regulation, 26 HARV.
www.vermontlaw.edu /faculty/index.cfm?doc_id=386   (199 words)

  
 U.S. Environmental Law   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Throughout the 1970s and 1980s and into the 1990s, the United States Congress enacted a comprehensive set of environmental laws regulating virtually every potential impact on the environment resulting from manufacturing and other commercial activity.
In addition, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the department of the federal government responsible for implementing and enforcing federal environmental laws, has promulgated over 10,000 pages of regulations.
The provisions of these federal laws establish minimum national requirements and compliance standards for companies doing business in this country, as well as for state and local governments and federally owned and operated facilities.
stlouis.missouri.org /citygov/cda/envplan/overlaw.htm   (171 words)

  
 EPA: Laws & Regulations
Description of how laws and regulations come to be, what they are, and where to find them.
Major statutes or laws that form the legal basis for the programs of the EPA.
The collection includes documents issued to Regions, states, and/or the regulated community which explain what must be done to meet environmental requirements or explain how EPA will exercises its discretion in implementing statutory or regulatory requirements.
www.epa.gov /epahome/lawregs.htm   (195 words)

  
 HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Enforcement of environmental law in United States and European law: realities and expectations.
The effectiveness of environmental law enforcement at both the national and international levels may be enhanced by a global recognition of the need to enact clear legal implementation procedures and integrated, precise, but flexible laws.
International usage of environmental audit techniques, eco-contracts, and other innovations are changing the ways in which enforcement can be achieved.
highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?docid=1G1:19109152&refid=ink_tptd_mag   (170 words)

  
 Duke University School of Law
Professor Erwin Chemerinsky comments on the new prominence of Justice Anthony Kennedy as the Supreme Court's "swing" voter, and the records of new justices Roberts and Alito in their inaugural term » San Francisco Chronicle
Assistant Professor of Law and Political Science Neil Siegel also comments on Justice Kennedy's new prominence » Washington Post
Duke Law Professors comment on the implications of the Supreme Court's ruling on Guantanamo military commissions » Special Feature
www.law.duke.edu   (223 words)

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