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Recycling Land: Understanding the Legal Landscape of Brownfield D...
by Elizabeth Glass Geltman

Language

English

Pages

392

Publication Date

August 27, 2010

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<div>Older--and often economically depressed--industrial cities generally have a number of well located but abandoned industrial sites. Too frequently these sites are heavily polluted by the residue of toxic wastes dumped when old factories were still in use. These "brownfield" sites must be cleaned up under existing law before they can be redeveloped. And yet the question of who will bear the cost of this cleanup frequently stymies efforts to return these sites to productive use. A complicated net of federal, state and local regulations can involve several generations of owners in potential liability for the cleanup, frequently resulting only in extended litigation, not often in the cleanup of the site. In this book, Elizabeth Glass Geltman surveys the laws on both the federal and state level with regard to the cleanup of brownfield sites. The author makes valuable suggestions for reforming these laws that will help encourage land reuse and the accompanying redevelopment of the industrial base of many American cities both large and small.<br /></div><br /><div>Elizabeth Glass Geltman is Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School and is the author of many books on environmental law, including <i>Modern Environmental Law: Policy and Practice</i>.<br /></div>
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 />
Gardens and Neighbors: Private Water Rights in Roman Italy (Law A...
by Cynthia Bannon

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

February 22, 2010

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<div><br /><div><br /><div><br /><div>"<i>Gardens and Neighbors</i> will provide an important building block in the growing body of literature on the ways that Roman law, Roman society, and the economic concerns of the Romans jointly functioned in the real world."<br /><br />---Michael Peachin, New York University<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />As is increasingly true today, fresh water in ancient Italy was a limited resource, made all the more precious by the Roman world's reliance on agriculture as its primary source of wealth. From estate to estate, the availability of water varied, in many cases forcing farmers in need of access to resort to the law. In <i>Gardens and Neighbors: Private Water Rights in Roman Italy,</i> Cynthia Bannon explores the uses of the law in controlling local water supplies. She investigates numerous issues critical to rural communities and the Roman economy. Her examination of the relationship between farmers and the land helps draw out an understanding of Roman attitudes toward the exploitation and conservation of natural resources and builds an understanding of law in daily Roman life.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />An editor of the series Law and Society in the Ancient World, Cynthia Jordan Bannon is also Associate Professor of Classical Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington. Her previous book was <i>The Brothers of Romulus: Fraternal Pietas in Roman Law, Literature, and Society</i> (1997). Visit the author's website: http://www.iub.edu/~classics/faculty/bannon.shtml.<br /><br /><br /><br /><div>Jacket illustration: Barren Tuscan Fields in Winter © 2009 Scott Gilchrist. Image from stock.archivision.com.</div><br /></div><br /></div><br /></div><br /></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>
Metamorfoses da Cidadania (Portuguese Edition)
by Mayara Pellenz

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Portuguese

Pages

107

Publication Date

May 17, 2017

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Se a primeira metade do século passado foi marcada pela tentativa de racionalidade dos termos políticos, pensando e descrevendo o mundo por equações alinhadas entre ordem e desordem; poder e Estado; República e povo, os acontecimentos dos anos seguintes inverteram muitas das caracterizações. Os argumentos consignados pela autora, descortinam muitos dos episódios de decomposição da vida social e o surgimento de atores de nova feição, em paráfrase aos textos de Alain Touraine, não se restringindo porém na descrição do status quo. Vai além.<br />Esse novo texto, inédito na sua integralidade, repercute problemas fáticos com valentia capaz de enfrentar conceitos e direitos maculados pela pecha de obsoletos, tais como: política, quando a economia passa a ser a razão dominante; igualdade, quando o egoísmo esnobe tipo “ostentação” é mais interessante; comunidade, quando a ausência do sentido de pertencimento é mais sedutor; democracia, quando a tecnocracia é mais eficiente...<br />Com isso, o indivíduo “perdeu o lugar de onde podia fazer oposição, de onde podia dizer ‘Não! Não quero!’, de onde podia se insurgir: ‘as condições que me são apresentadas não são aceitáveis, não concordo’” , como bem discorre Charles Melman, falta notadamente um lugar para o debate.
After Nature: A Politics for the Anthropocene
by Jedediah Purdy

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English

Pages

337

Publication Date

September 01, 2015

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Nature no longer exists apart from humanity. The world we will inhabit is the one we have made. Geologists call this epoch the Anthropocene, Age of Humans. The facts of the Anthropocene are scientific—emissions, pollens, extinctions—but its shape and meaning are questions for politics. Jedediah Purdy develops a politics for this post-natural world.
Law of the Jungle: The $19 Billion Legal Battle Over Oil in the R...
by Paul M. Barrett

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English

Pages

306

Publication Date

September 23, 2014

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<b>The gripping story of one American lawyer’s obsessive crusade—waged at any cost—against Big Oil on behalf of the poor farmers and indigenous tribes of the Amazon rainforest.</b><br /><br />Steven Donziger, a self-styled social activist and Harvard educated lawyer, signed on to a budding class action lawsuit against multinational Texaco (which later merged with Chevron to become the third-largest corporation in America). The suit sought reparations for the Ecuadorian peasants and tribes people whose lives were affected by decades of oil production near their villages and fields.  During twenty years of legal hostilities in federal courts in Manhattan and remote provincial tribunals in the Ecuadorian jungle, Donziger and Chevron’s lawyers followed fierce no-holds-barred rules. Donziger, a larger-than-life, loud-mouthed showman, proved himself a master orchestrator of the media, Hollywood, and public opinion. He cajoled and coerced Ecuadorian judges on the theory that his noble ends justified any means of persuasion. And in the end, he won an unlikely victory, a $19 billion judgment against Chevon--the biggest environmental damages award in history.  But the company refused to surrender or compromise. Instead, Chevron targeted Donziger personally, and its counter-attack revealed damning evidence of his politicking and manipulation of evidence. Suddenly the verdict, and decades of Donziger’s single-minded pursuit of the case, began to unravel.   <br />  <br /> Written with the texture and flair of the best narrative nonfiction, <i>Law of the Jungle</i> is an unputdownable story in which there are countless victims, a vast region of ruined rivers and polluted rainforest, but very few heroes.
The War on California: Defeating Oil, Oligarchs and the New Tyran...
by Bruce H. Jennings

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English

Pages

342

Publication Date

May 09, 2017

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<p>One of the most important conflicts of the twenty-first century is fought daily within the California Legislature: the ultra-hazards of fossil fuels. As one of the world’s largest economies, the outcome is crucial for the role of democracy and the future of the planet. For more than two decades as a senior adviser to the Legislature, Bruce Jennings has gained firsthand experience in this trench warfare between public and private interests.</p><br /><br /><p>The arc of these stories centers on a diverse group of advocates and whether they can overcome an entrenched corporate lobby to address the disasters of a changing climate before it is too late. Make no mistake—these accounts describe dark money, covertly fashioned laws, sudden betrayals, and surprising victories. Weaving together a history spanning decades, Jennings takes the reader on a political tour inaccessible to most readers.</p>
Oil and Gas Collection: Oil and Gas Law, Oil and Gas for Beginner...
by Johnathan Borg

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English

Pages

335

Publication Date

April 22, 2016

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<h2>Oil and Gas Collection</h2><br /><br /><b>Today only, get this Amazon bestseller for just $2.99. Regularly priced at $5.99.<br />Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device.</b><br /><br /><h2>This book covers various topics related to Oil and Gas Law, such as: </h2><h2><br /><br /><ul><li>Oil and Gas Contractual Risks </li><li>Joint Development of the Transboundary Oil and Gas Deposits</li><li> Oil and Gas Management</li><li> Environmental Regulation of Oil and Gas Industry</li><li>Oil and Gas Regulation in the ArcticMediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Methods in Oil and Gas Industry</li><li>Petroleum Concession and Fiscal Regime</li><li> <br /><br /><h2>All topics are supported by case studies from the following countries:</h2><h2><br />United States, United Kingdom, Norway, Russia, Australia, Germany, Malta, Mexico.<br />INCLUDING MAJOR DISASTERS, SUCH AS PIPER ALFA AND MOCONDO.<br /><br /><b>Download your copy today!</b><br />Take action today and download this book for a limited time discount of only $2.99!<br /><br /></h2><h2>Check Out What Others Are Saying...</h2> <br /><br />"...If you're studying oil and gas law, look nowhere further. This book is all you need. Including a variety of cases, the book starts off with good O&G examples. Spanning over conventions, treaties, marine life etc..." (Mark Kass)<br /><br /><br /><br />Oil and Gas Law, Oil and Gas for Beginners, Contract Law, Petrolium Energy Market, Deepwater Horizon Blowout, Environmental Management and Oil Pollution Issues, energy production and extraction, mining, offshore, fossil fuels, upstream, drilling, Macondo Disaster </li></ul></h2>
California Environmental Law & Policy: A Practical Guide
by , Gary A. Lucks

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English

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Publication Date

May 09, 2017

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The only book that covers the entire field of California environmental, land use, and natural resources law in a concise, user-friendly format. Authors Herson and Lucks have now thoroughly updated and expanded the first edition, including<br />Significant updates to federal and state environmental law that occurred between 2008 and late 2016.<br />An additional major chapter on international, national and state climate change law and policy.<br />This book was written to serve the needs of planners, project applicants, developers, landowners, regulatory agency staff, consultants, attorneys, environmental managers, interested citizens, and students with a survey of California environmental law written for a general, non-technical audience.<br />Written in non-technical language, the book comprehensively surveys the most important California environmental statutes and regulatory programs, as well as relevant federal environmental statutes and regulatory programs. It highlights landmark court cases and current policy issues, and provides practical tips on getting through the regulatory process successfully. To assist in more in-depth research, the book identifies sources of further information for each major program.

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