This is the basic survey course that provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of environmental law. After examining why we have environmental law, the course traces the evolution of environmental law from common law doctrines to the rise of the modern regulatory state. The course reviews the principal federal laws that govern regulation of waste management, toxic substances, and air and water pollution. It explores the operation of the federal regulatory process and the role of government agencies and citizen groups in the development and enforcement of environmental regulations. Laws protecting public resources and the rise of international environmental law also are introduced.
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