Classnotes Environmental Law

Classnotes Environmental Law - ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CONCERNS:...

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ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CONCERNS: PROTECT NATURAL RESOURCES PROTECT ENDANGERED SPECIES MULTI-LEVEL SOURCES OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAW: It has been said that analyzing an environmental law issue is like peeling an onion. You must look at each layer of law to reach the final complete answer to an environmental law question. INTERNATIONAL TREATIES FEDERAL LAW STATE LAW COMMON LAW ACTIONS MULTIPLE LEVELS OF ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION: In addition to the many sources or environmental law, there are many layers of types of regulation. GOVERNMENT’S REGULATION OF ITSELF LAWSUITS BY INDIVIDUALS
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INTERNATIONAL LAW GLOBAL CONCERNS/ CROSS-BORDER IMPACT depletion of rainforests over-harvesting in int'l waters global warming/ climate change non-uniform national laws nonbinding or ineffective treaties sustainable development endangered species & biodiversity public health multi-national corporations developing nations vs. developed nations For additional information, see the Center for International Environmental Law (www.ciel.org) and the Environmental Law Institute (www.eli.org).
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FEDERAL LAW and REGULATIONS There are several sources of Federal regulation: Congress: Promulgates a wide variety of federal law relating to the environment. These laws become part of the U.S. Code. Examples: 1965 Solid Waste Disposal Act 1969 National Environmental Policy Act 1970 Clean Air Act 1972 Clean Water Act 1972 Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act 1972 Environmental Pesticide Control Act 1973 Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act 1974 Safe Drinking Water Act 1976 Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
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