Written from the paralegal’s perspective, Essentials of Environmental Law, Third Edition has a dual purpose: to provide readers with a substantive review of environmental law and to prepare them for work as a paralegal in an environmental law practice. Designed to correlate with the AAfPE’s model syllabus for environmental law, the text covers major environmental legislation and emphasizes developing the core skills and competencies needed to be successful in the field. Filled with updates, this edition offers a new chapter on the Endangered Species Act, meaningful figures and illustrations, chapter objectives, cases for discussion, interactive computer laboratory projects and more!
LAW PROTECTING SPECIFIC ENVIRONMENTAL MEDIA
1. Clean Air Act
2. Clean Water Act
3. Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
LAW REGULATING ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION
4. Toxic Substances Control Act
5. Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
6. Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act
LAW PROTECTING SPECIFIC BIOTA
7. Endangered Species Act
FEDERAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROCESSES
8. National Environmental Policy Act
9. Administrative Law and Procedure
APPENDIX A: Data Analysis: Building a CERCLA Non-binding Allocation of Responsibility/A Model Database Structure
APPENDIX B: Document Organization, Indexing, and File Management in Environmental Cases: Computer Database and Programming Techniques
APPENDIX C: Document Organization Techniques: Building An Adobe “PDF” Library
APPENDIX D: Key U.S. EPA Contacts
APPENDIX E: Selected Environmental Resources on the Internet
New! Chapter 7, The Endangered Species Act–appears in this edition.
New! Computer Laboratory Projects–appear in each chapter.
New! Cases for Discussion–
Prepare students for work as a paralegal by developing their research, organizational, technical and analytical skills.
Provide instructors with two or more application projects per chapter that can be used for course assignment.
appear in every chapter.
Introduce important environmental case law to students and illustrate how environmental laws and rules are implemented.
Develop students’ ability to read and understand environmental documents, laws, rules etc. and analyze and interpret complex events.
New! Figures and illustrations–appear throughout this edition.
New! Internet Sites–are referenced throughout the text.
New! More user friendly features–for both the instructor and the student.
Give instructors and students additional support by including chapter objectives, a text-specific companion website, an updated instructor’s manual, a BlackBoard CourseSite and more!
A practicing paralegal’s perspective–throughout the text.
Provides a comprehensive review of the environmental law field and paralegal practices through the voice of an experienced professional.
Helps students acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies most valued by legal professionals in the environmental law field.
Hundreds of acronyms–appear in the text and are defined at the end of each chapter.