Environmental Law Stories

Authors: Lazarus, Richard J. / Houck, Oliver A.
Edition: 1st
Copyright Date: 2005
  • Publication Date: July 21st, 2005
  • ISBN: 9781587787287
  • Subject: Environmental Law
  • Series: Law Stories
  • Type: Overviews
  • Description: The stories in this book feature characters as diverse as community activists, small farmers, big businesses, dedicated scientists, skilled lawyers, strong-willed judges, and Presidents of the United States. Four of the ten selected cases established the field of environmental law, three others refined it, and the final three have sought to limit its effectiveness and reach. This selection mirrors the development of the field of environmental law, from the first, heady days of its creation to its current conflicts with other laws and values, including some embedded in the Constitution.