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Clean Air Act: Basic Practice Series
by Roy S. Belden

Language

English

Pages

355

Publication Date

February 26, 2013

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<table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="146" style="border-collapse:collapse;"><tr style="height:12.75pt;"><td style="width:109pt;padding:0.75pt 0.75pt 0pt 0.75pt;border-top:none;border-right:1pt #000000 solid;border-bottom:none;border-left:none" valign="bottom" width="146" nowrap=""><span><span>Providing an efficient overview of the Clean Air Act and its implementing regulations, this handy guide covers all essential areas of the statute as well as important recent developments such as the Massachusetts v. EPA decision. Topics include: the National Ambient Air Quality Standards; processes applicable to new, modified, and reconstructed stationary sources; air toxics program requirements; greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions; the acid rain and Title V operating permit programs; and mobile source air pollution control requirements.</span></span><br /></td></tr></table>
Environmental Security in the Arctic Ocean (NATO Science for Peac...
by Springer

Language

English

Pages

459

Publication Date

November 29, 2012

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<p>This seminal book results from a NATO Advanced Research Workshop at the University of Cambridge with Russian co-directorship, enabling the first formal dialogue between NATO and Russia about security issues in the Arctic Ocean.  Involving interdisciplinary participation with experts from 17 nations, including all of the Arctic states, this workshop itself reflects progress in Arctic cooperation and collaboration. Interests now are awakening globally to take advantage of extensive energy, shipping, fishing and tourism opportunities in the Arctic Ocean as it is being transformed from a permanent sea-ice cap to a seasonally ice-free sea.  This environmental state-change is introducing inherent risks of political, economic and cultural instabilities that are centralized among the Arctic states and indigenous peoples with repercussions globally.  Responding with urgency, environmental security is presented as an<i> "integrated approach for assessing and responding to the risks as well as the opportunities generated by an environmental state-change."</i>  In this book – diverse perspectives on environmental security in the Arctic Ocean are shared in chapters from high-level diplomats, parliamentarians and government officials of Arctic and non-Arctic states; leaders of Arctic indigenous peoples organizations; international law advisors from Arctic states as well as the United Nations; directors of inter-governmental organizations and non-governmental organizations; managers of multi-national corporations; political scientists, historians and economists; along with Earth system scientists and oceanographers.  Building on the<i> “common arctic issues”</i> of <i>“sustainable development and environmental protection”</i> established by the Arctic Council – environmental security offers an holistic approach to assess opportunities and risks as well as develop infrastructure responses with law of the sea as the key<i> “international legal framework”</i> to <i>“promote the peaceful uses”</i> of the Arctic Ocean.  With vision for future generations, environmental security is a path to balance national interests and common interests in the Arctic Ocean for the lasting benefit of all.</p>
The Climate Casino
by William D. Nordhaus

Language

English

Pages

393

Publication Date

October 22, 2013

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<DIV><p><b>The 2018 Nobel laureate for economics analyzes the politics and economics of the central environmental issue of today and points the way to real solutions</b></p><p>Climate change is profoundly altering our world in ways that pose major risks to human societies and natural systems. We have entered the Climate Casino and are rolling the global-warming dice, warns economist William Nordhaus. But there is still time to turn around and walk back out of the casino, and in this essential book the author explains how.</p><p>Bringing together all the important issues surrounding the climate debate, Nordhaus describes the science, economics, and politics involved—and the steps necessary to reduce the perils of global warming. Using language accessible to any concerned citizen and taking care to present different points of view fairly, he discusses the problem from start to finish: from the beginning, where warming originates in our personal energy use, to the end, where societies employ regulations or taxes or subsidies to slow the emissions of gases responsible for climate change.</p><p>Nordhaus offers a new analysis of why earlier policies, such as the Kyoto Protocol, failed to slow carbon dioxide emissions, how new approaches can succeed, and which policy tools will most effectively reduce emissions. In short, he clarifies a defining problem of our times and lays out the next critical steps for slowing the trajectory of global warming.</P></DIV>
A Civil Action
by Jonathan Harr

Language

English

Pages

514

Publication Date

August 10, 2011

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This true story of an epic courtroom showdown, where two of the nation's largest corporations were accused of causing the deaths of children from water contamination, was a #1 national bestseller and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. <br />  <br /> Described as “a page-turner filled with greed, duplicity, heartache, and bare-knuckle legal brinksmanship by <i>The New York Times</i>, <i>A Civil Action</i> is the searing, compelling tale of a legal system gone awry—one in which greed and power fight an unending struggle against justice. Yet it is also the story of how one man can ultimately make a difference.  Representing the bereaved parents, the unlikeliest of heroes emerges: a young, flamboyant Porsche-driving lawyer who hopes to win millions of dollars and ends up nearly losing everything, including his sanity. With an unstoppable narrative power reminiscent of Truman Capote’s <i>In Cold Blood</i>, <i>A Civil Action</i> is an unforgettable reading experience that will leave the reader both shocked and enlightened.<br />  <br /> <i>A Civil Action</i> was made into a movie starring John Travolta and Robert Duvall.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
Environmental Law and Policy, 4th (Concepts and Insights Series)
by , Barton Thompson Jr.

Language

English

Pages

386

Publication Date

November 26, 2013

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<P>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 book is intended for three audiences - students (both graduate and undergraduate) seeking a readable study guide for their environmental law and policy courses; professors who do not use casebooks (relying on their own materials or case studies) but want an integrating text for their courses or want to include conceptual materials on the major legal issues; and practicing lawyers and environmental professionals who want a concise, readable overview of the field. For the fourth edition, to provide students a deeper understanding of how environmental law works in practice, a new Chapter has been written on Enforcement. A series of problem exercises have been added throughout the book, describing a legal or policy conflict in detail and asking students to identify and assess solutions. The first part of the book provides an engaging discussion of the major themes and issues that cross-cut environmental law. Starting with the first chapter's brief history of environmentalism in America, the second chapter goes on to explore the importance and implications of basic themes that occur in virtually all environmental conflicts, including scientific uncertainty, market failures, problems of scale, public choice theory, etc. It then presents three dominant perspectives in the field that drive policy development - environmental rights, utilitarianism, and environmental justice. Chapter Three fills in the remaining legal background for understanding environmental protection, reviewing the theory of instrument choice, the basics of administrative law, core concepts in constitutional law (e.g., takings, the commerce clause), and the doctrines associated with how citizen groups shape environmental law (such as standing). Chapter Four examines the practice and policy of monitoring compliance and enforcing the law. The second part of the book examines the substance of environmental law, with separate sections on each of the major statutes. International issues such as ozone depletion and climate change are also addressed. These chapters build on the themes and conceptual framework laid down in the first part of the text in order to integrate the discussion of individual statutes into a broad portrait of the law. 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. </P>
The Glue Guy: The Zoo Crew Series Book 4
by Dustin Stevens

Language

English

Pages

318

Publication Date

July 19, 2015

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Deep in the heart of winter, things are beginning to shift for the Zoo Crew. Drake Bell is wrapping up his last days in law school and preparing to take the bar exam. Kade Keuhl has finally relented and agreed to apply for his private investigator’s license. The ski lift at the local Snow Plaza has grounded everybody from hitting the slopes. And Emily, Drake's former college flame, is back in town looking to make him an offer that could alter everything moving forward.<br /><br />A hundred miles east of Missoula, just outside of Butte, the mansion of reclusive billionaire Wes Koenig is burned to the ground. A radical new accelerant is used to reduce the place to rubble in a fraction of expected time, leaving local law enforcement stumped and heightening the impetus to apprehend whoever is responsible.<br /><br />Working under the constraints of expectations and growing unrest, a much deep story unfolds than anybody anticipated. What started as a simple case of arson soon begins to stretch back a decade in length, encompassing land deals gone bad, deep personal ideologies, and activism taken to its ugly extreme.<br />
Guide to California Planning, 5th edition
by , Paul Shigley

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English

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Publication Date

August 05, 2018

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Since it was first published in 1991, Guide to California Planning has served as the authoritative textbook on city and county planning practice throughout the state. The first book ever written that covers all aspects of planning in a single state, Guide to California Planning is used as a textbook in virtually every college- and graduate-level planning program in California.<br /><br />In this revised and expanded fifth edition, William Fulton and Paul Shigley lay out planning laws and processes in detail and describe how planning really works in California—how cities and counties and developers and citizen groups all interact with each other on a daily basis to shape California communities and the California landscape, for better and for worse. Significant new topics addressed in this edition include the state’s increasing focus on infill and transit-oriented development and climate action plans, including ways of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.<br />Easy to read and understand, Guide to California Planning is far more than a textbook. It’s an ideal tool for planning professionals, members of allied professions in the planning and development fields, and citizen activists.<br />
Examples & Explanations for Environmental Law (Examples & Explana...
by Steven Ferrey

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English

Pages

752

Publication Date

January 31, 2016

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A favorite among successful students, and often recommended by professors, the unique <b>Examples & Explanations</b> series gives you extremely clear introductions to concepts followed by realistic examples that mirror those presented in the classroom throughout the semester. Use at the beginning and midway through the semester to deepen your understanding through clear explanations, corresponding hypothetical fact patterns, and analysis. Then use to study for finals by reviewing the hypotheticals as well as the structure and reasoning behind the accompanying analysis. Designed to complement your casebook, the trusted <b>Examples & Explanations</b> titles get right to the point in a conversational, often humorous style that helps you learn the material each step of the way and prepare for the exam at the end of the course. </p> <p> Examples and Explanations: Environmental Law, 7E is a rich text that can be used by students and professors alike. It is the foundation for any environmental or energy law course, and it also covers land-use and international environmental law in separate chapters. New material augments the existing coverage of climate change regulation, the Clean Power Plan, new air and water regulation cases and policies, and recent court determinations on energy law at both federal and state levels. No other book so thoroughly integrates energy law into environmental law, which provides professors with multiple options in every environmental subject area and provides a rock-solid foundation for students. </p> <p> The Seventh Edition has been thoroughly updated as of 2016 with coverage of several key Supreme Court and Circuit Court opinions. This new version of Environmental Law: Examples and Explanations is a valuable and cost-effective paperback addition to any environmental, energy, or land use law course or as a way to expose non-law students to environmental law, policy, and regulation. </p> <p> Features: </p> <ul> <li> Coverage of the newly proposed Clean Power Plan. </li> <li> Updated analysis of recent Supreme Court decisions upholding some EPA air regulation and remanding others, including CSAPR and MATS regulations. </li> <li> New federalism coverage of energy law conflicts between the federal and state government regulation of fossil and renewable energy under the Commerce Clause and the Supremacy Clause. </li> <li> Coverage of the confusing and conflicting array of recent Superfund waste remediation decisions on cost recovery and allocation after the Atlantic Research and BNSF Supreme Court decisions. </li> <li> New coverage of environmental equity concerns in different statutes and policies. </li> <li> Coverage of the latest COP Kyoto climate policy developments and common law climate cases. </li> <li> New coverage of standing and administrative discretion regarding environmental regulation. </li> </ul> <p> </p>
Emotional Intelligence: An Effective Practical Guide to Mastering...
by Alex C. Wolf

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English

Pages

160

Publication Date

August 14, 2018

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<h3><i><b>Are you one of those people who stagger under the weight of overpowering emotions? And these emotions cause you to take impulsive actions?</b></i></h3><br />You might want to improve your emotional intelligence.<br /><br />Achieving success in a relationship, professional, or leadership capacity, emotional intelligence is just as important – if not more important – than book smarts. First off, you cannot succeed in isolation. You will always need the input of other human beings. And it takes emotional intelligence on your part to not only get along with other people but also utilize their talents for your benefit.<br /><br />According to leading researchers, a high level of emotional intelligence will strengthen your interpersonal relationships, and promote success in both your personal and career goals as well. <br /> Most people have great intentions, but when their emotions get involved, everything goes to hell. <br /><br />The <i>Emotional Intelligence: A Practical Guide to Mastering Social Skills, Improving Your Relationships and Raising Your EQ</i> is aimed at helping the reader take their power back from their emotions. Low emotional intelligence doesn’t necessarily have a loud presence. It stalks you and influences your every action whilst suppressing your insight and self-awareness.<br /><br />This book addresses all the steps that will guarantee you an exceptionally high emotional intelligence. The content has been generated from extensive research and is laid out in an easy-to-understand manner. <br /><br />The four most critical areas covered in this book include:<br /><br /><ul><li><b>Self-awareness:</b> this is the ability to discern your thoughts and how they relate to your actions. When you develop a heightened sense of self-awareness, you come to terms with both your weaknesses and strengths, and build confidence as well.</li><li><b>Self-management:</b> for the average person, it can be extremely difficult to control their emotions or behaviors, but that’s how they give their power away. Learn how to watch your emotions and control your behaviors and it will give others the impression that you’re powerful. Self-management also equips you for fast adaption to change.</li><li><b>Social awareness:</b> become an expert at decoding the messages that people send out unconsciously or consciously in a social context. This is the secret of becoming charismatic.</li><li><b>Relationship management:</b> learn how to strengthen the bonds of your relationships by communicating your needs appropriately and meeting the needs of your partner. Relationships are not confined to dating or marriage only, but they could be even business and work related.</li></ul>By reading this book through and applying the knowledge therein you will have taken an important step toward increasing your emotional intelligence.<br /><br />Through having a deep understanding of Emotional Intelligence, an individual can control their emotions even in high-pressure environments.<br /><br />And with Emotional Intelligence, you have a book that will show you how to improve and perfect your own!<br /><br /><b>Get a copy today!</b><br /><br /><br /> <br /><h3><p><em>Buy the Paperback version today and get the Kindle edition for <b>FREE!</b></em></p></h3>
Climate of Capitulation: An Insider's Account of State Power in a...
by Vivian E. Thomson

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

April 14, 2017

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<div><b>Who wields power--and how--in environmental policy making at the state level, and how to fight ingrained political favoritism toward coal and electric utilities.  A rare environmental policy insider's story that starts in Virginia and extends to 15 other coal states.</b><br /><b></b><br /><b>2018 book award, PROSE competition (Honorable Mention, Government and Politics), a much-coveted recognition for "the very best in professional and scholarly publishing."</b><br /><b></b><br />Coal-fired power plants emit air pollution that harms public health and contributes to climate change. In the US, states determine exactly how power plants must meet the Clean Air Act's standards. In <i>Climate of Capitulation,</i> Vivian Thomson offers an insider's account of how power is wielded at the state level when coal air pollution threatens people and ecosystems. Thomson, a former member of Virginia's State Air Pollution Control Board, identifies a "climate of capitulation" in state government -- a deeply rooted favoritism toward coal and electric utilities in states' air pollution policies.<br /><br />Thomson narrates three cases involving coal and air pollution from her time on the Air Board. In so doing, she illuminates overt and covert power struggles that involved a host of players, including Governors Mark Warner and Tim Kaine. Thomson links Virginia's climate of capitulation with campaign donations that make legislators politically indebted to coal and electric utility interests, a traditionalistic political culture tending to inertia, and a part-time legislature that depends on outside groups for information and bill drafting. Extending her analysis to fifteen other coal-dependent states, Thomson offers policy reforms aimed at mitigating ingrained biases toward coal and electric utilities in states' air pollution policy making.</div>

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