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 this update include:
- Revised Chapter 12: Air – The Clean Air Act, its history, major provisions and associated regulations and policies, and recent developments.
- Updated Chapter 13: Water – New and revised sections on potable water reuse, the definition of “Waters of the United States,” discharges to groundwater, Section 401 certification, Treatment as a State designation for federally recognized tribes, and the Section 404 permit program, in addition to discussion of recent cases and significant regulatory changes.
- New Chapter 29: Oil and Gas – Regulation of the oil and gas industry under federal, state, tribal, and local law, including intersections with the major environmental statutes.