Introduction to Environmental Law

Introduction to Environmental Law - A Very Brief...

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A Very Brief Introduction to Environmental Law & Policy
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The Three Main Forms of “Law” + Legislation Regulation Case Law International Law
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The 1970s: A Catalytic Era in Environmental Law Reasons for Change: 1. public perception of environmental crisis & sense of urgency, e.g. R. Carson, Holdren & Erhlic’s I=PAT ; 2. faith in congressional remedies coupled with suspicion of bureaucrats, i.e. capture theories 3. authorities 4. faith in the ability of big business to meet new challenges coupled with skepticism about executives’ will to reduce pollution
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The 1970s: A New Era in Responses: (1) (2) Social Change
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The 1970s: A New Era in Environmental Policy Laws & Policy - Clean Air Act (“CAA”) - Clean Water Act (“CWA”) - Endangered Species Act (“ESA”) - National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”) Toxic Substance Control Act (“TSCA”) Comprehensive Environmental Response and Compensation Liability Act (“CERCLA”) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
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