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Environmental Law in Context: Cases and Materials, 3d
by Robin Kundis Craig

This text teaches students to think about environmental law in an integrated and comprehensive manner. Relying on graphics and flow charts as well as cases and administrative materials, Environmental Law in Context provides a step-by-step introduction to six of the most important federal environmental statutes -- the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Air Act, and the Clean Water Act - plus an introduction to environmental citizen suits. At the same time, by discussing related issues throughout the text (not just in specialized units or chapters), Environmental Law in Context immerses students in the larger context of environmental law. In so doing, it considers the connections and interplay between the federal environmental statutes and politics, science, economics, and other areas of law, (including common law, statutory interpretation, administrative law, criminal law, constitutional law, federal Indian law, international law, and environmental justice). In addition to being suitable for an environmental law class, this new book is also focused enough to serve as the basis for a 1-L course on statutory interpretation.

The third edition is updated with new regulations and cases, as well as new developments, such as the international law of species protection and the WTO's recent "dolphin safe" label ruling, plus the continuing saga of regulation of greenhouse gas emission. The edition emphasizes the Obama Administration's new approach to environmental justice and present a relatively recent case for the EPA's Environmental Appeals Board involving the operations of the Clean Air Act in Alaska. The text makes a concentrated effort to provide students and professors with "the rest of the story" - the aftermath of cases and their continuing implications. In addition, the materials for professors strive to provide links to appropriate and short Web videos to demonstrate how environmental law events play out in politics and culture.

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