The Law and Policy of Environmental Federalism

Author: Kalyani Robbins
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1783473622
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How should we strike a balance between the benefits of centralized and local governance, and how important is context to selecting the right policy tools? This uniquely broad overview of the field illuminates our understanding of environmental federalism and informs our policy-making future. Professor Kalyani Robbins has brought together an impressive team of leading environmental federalism scholars to provide a collection of chapters, each focused on a different regime. This review of many varied approaches, including substantial theoretical material, culminates in a comparative analysis of environmental federalism and consideration of what each system might learn from the others. The Law and Policy of Environmental Federalism includes clear descriptive portions that make it a valuable teaching resource, as well as original theory and a depth of policy analysis that will benefit scholars of federalism or environmental and natural resources law. The value of its analysis for real-world decision-making will make it a compelling read for practitioners in environmental law or fields concerned with federalism issues, including those in government or NGOs, as well as lobbyists.

Environmental federalism

Author: Terry Lee Anderson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
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For over a quarter century, the federal government has been the primary determinant of environmental regulation and policy. The contributors to this volume provide a wide variety of strategies to challenge Washington's unsophisticated, ineffective, and harmful approaches. The original essays demonstrate how states can improve environmental regulations as they apply to land, water, wildlife, and pesticides, and they provide a general framework for how states can regain control of their environmental destiny. Important reading for anyone interested in environmental policy studies.

Environmental Protection

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Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 9780735563483
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The distinguished author team of Environmental Protection: Law and Policy, Fifth Edition, which now includes Professor William Buzbee of the Emory University School of Law, continues to explore fundamental issues of environmental law, from history and theory to litigation, regulation, and policy, while addressing important current issues, including the enforcement of international environmental law and the allocation of environmental law authority between U.S. federal and state governments. In addition to being thoroughly and thoughtfully updated, the revision of this widely respected casebook includes materials for enhanced accessibility and teachability. Proven strengths include: a thorough and nuanced treatment of the history of environmental protection, existing laws and regulations, and current and developing policy objectives a distinguished author team with extensive practical, scholarly, and teaching experience an approach that is broad-based, international, and interdisciplinary and incorporates science, economics, and ethics organization of principal cases, text, questions, problems, and other materials into teachable units a pedagogy that includes extensive explanatory text supported by cases; accessible notes offering basic information and alternative and supplementary perspectives; supporting charts and other graphics; and numerous exercises and problems Look for important new material in the Fifth Edition: A new chapter on Environmental Federalism addresses recurring questions concerning how the U.S. Constitution and the environmental statutes allocate authority to adopt, implement, and enforce environmental law between the federal and state governments A new chapter on International Environmental Law introduces an increasingly important component of environmental law, as globalization of business and trade continue and as interest grows in bilateral and multilateral approaches to environmental protection Greatly expanded coverage of global climate change, one of the most controversial and significant environmental policy battlegrounds, and of the materials on biodiversity protection through federal land management and implementation of the Endangered Species Act Increased emphasis in the introductory chapter on the common law component of environmental law, as well as consolidated materials examining economic perspectives on environmental harms and regulatory approaches Examination of new legislation that amends the scope of the National Environmental Policy Act and of new recommendations by the Council on Environmental Quality on how to improve implementation of the statute New principal and notes cases, including the Supreme Court¿s 2006 decision in Rapanos (scope of the Clean Water Act¿s dredge/fill permit program); the Supreme Court¿s 2004 decision in Norton v. Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (availability of judicial review of agency failures to act); the Supreme Court¿s 2004 decision in Cooper Industries v. Aviall Services (availability of contribution actions under CERCLA); the Supreme Court¿s 2004 decision in Alaska DEC v. EPA (concerning EPA¿s authority to review state implementation of the PSD program under the Clean Air Act); the D.C. Circuit¿s 2005 decision concerning the EPA¿s authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act and the same court¿s 2005 and 2006 decisions in New York v. EPA (concerning the scope of the Clean Air Act¿s new source review program); recent lower court decisions concerning the Endangered Species Act¿s critical habitat designation and no jeopardy provisions Completely revised Teacher's Manual Other improvements to the Fifth Edition include: Enhanced accessibility through textual and diagrammatic summaries of the principal bodies of law and expanded use of problems to illustrate how the environmental laws operate in concrete situations

Federalism and the Environment

Author: Kenneth M. Holland
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313294303
Format: PDF
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Provides a comprehensive examination of the legal framework in which environmental policy is fashioned in the major English-speaking federations.

The Law and Economics of Federalism

Author: Jonathan Klick
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1786433605
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This unique volume takes a primarily empirical perspective on the law and economics of federalism. Using cross jurisdiction variation, the specially commissioned chapters examine the effects of various state experiments in areas such as crime, welfare, consumer protection, and a host of other areas. Although legal scholars have talked about states as laboratories for decades, rarely has the law and economics literature treated the topic of federalism empirically in such a systematic and useful way.

Green Giants

Author: Michael E. Kraft
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262720441
Format: PDF, ePub
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An examination of current environmental policy trends in the United States and the European Union and the implications for future transatlantic and global cooperation.

Regulating Wetlands Protection

Author: Ronald Keith Gaddie
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791443507
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Wetlands are a valuable natural resource, yet over 200,000 acres are destroyed in the United States per year. This book examines whether states should assume the role of protecting wetlands rather than the federal government.

Federalism and Environmental Policy

Author: Denise Scheberle
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 9781589013216
Format: PDF, ePub
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Giving particular attention to intergovernmental working relationships, this revised edition of Federalism and Environmental Policy has been significantly updated to reflect the changes that have taken place since the highly praised first edition. Denise Scheberle examines reasons why environmental laws seldom work out exactly as planned. Casting federal-state working relationships as "pulling together," "coming apart," or somewhere in-between, she provides dozens of observations from federal and state officials. This study also suggests that implementation of environmental policy is a story of high stakes politics—a story rich with contextual factors and as fascinating as the time the policy was formulated. As four very different environmental programs unfold—asbestos (updated to include the fallout from the World Trade Center), drinking water, radon, and surface coal mining—Scheberle demonstrates how programs evolve differently, with individual political, economic, logistical, and technical constraints. The policy implementation framework developed for the book provides the lens through which to compare environmental laws. Federalism and Environmental Policy goes beyond the contents of policy to explore the complex web of federal-state working relationships and their effect on the implementation of policy. It is unique in how it portrays the nuts-and-bolts, the extent to which the state and federal offices work together effectively—or not. Examining working relationships within the context of program implementation and across four different environmental programs offers a unique perspective on why environmental laws sometimes go awry.

The Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government

Author: Donald P. Haider-Markel
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191611964
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The Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government is an historic undertaking. It contains a wide range of essays that define the important questions in the field, evaluate where we are in answering them, and set the direction and terms of discourse for future work. The Handbook will have a substantial influence in defining the field for years to come. The chapters critically assess both the key works of state and local politics literature and the ways in which the sub-field has developed. It covers the main areas of study in subnational politics by exploring the central contributions to the comparative study of institutions, behavior, and policy in the American context. Each chapter outlines an agenda for future research.