Environmental Law and Policy

Authors: Salzman, James E. / Thompson Jr., Barton H.
Edition: 5th
Copyright Date: 2019
  • Publication Date: January 14th, 2019
  • ISBN: 9781683287902
  • Subject: Environmental Law
  • Series: Concepts and Insights
  • Type: Hornbook Treatises
  • Description: Environmental Law and Policy is a user-friendly, concise, inexpensive treatment of environmental law. Written to be read pleasurably rather than used as a dry reference source, the authors provide a broad conceptual overview of environmental law while also explaining the major statutes and cases. The updated text also describes initiatives launched by the Trump administration. The first part of the book provides an engaging discussion of the major themes and issues that cross-cut environmental law. The second part of the book examines the substance of environmental law, with separate sections on each of the major statutes. The third part of the book describes natural resources law, discussing endangered species conservation, wetlands protection, water and energy issues. Part four addresses environmental impact statements and the National Environmental Policy Act. The book has wide adoption, not only in law schools, but also in graduate and undergraduate classes outside law school.