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Exposure: Poisoned Water, Corporate Greed, and One Lawyer's Twent...
by Robert Bilott

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English

Pages

399

Publication Date

October 08, 2019

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<b>“</b><b>For <i>Erin Brockovich</i> fans, a David vs. Goliath tale with a twist.” —<i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /> <br /><b>The story that inspired the major motion picture <i>Dark Waters,</i> starring Mark Ruffalo as Robert Bilott.</b><br /><br />In 1998, Rob Bilott began a legal battle against DuPont that would consume the next twenty years of his life, uncovering the worst case of environmental contamination in modern history and a corporate cover-up that put the health of hundreds of thousands of people at risk. Representing a single farmer who was convinced the creek on his property had been poisoned by runoff from a nearby DuPont landfill, Rob ultimately discovers the truth about PFAS—unregulated, toxic chemicals used in the manufacturing of Teflon and a host of other household goods. DuPont’s own scientists had issued internal warnings for years about the harmful effects of PFAS on human health, but the company continued to allow these chemicals to leach into public drinking water. Until Rob forced them to face the consequences.<br /> <br /> <i>Exposure</i> is an unforgettable legal drama about malice and manipulation, the failings of environmental regulation, and one lawyer’s quest to expose the truth about this previously unknown—and still unregulated—chemical that presents one of the greatest human health crises of the 21st century.
Environmental Law and Policy (Concepts and Insights)
by , Jr., Barton H. Thompson

Language

English

Pages

367

Publication Date

January 14, 2019

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<i>Environmental Law and Policy</i> 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 updated text also describes initiatives launched by the Trump administration. The first part of the book provides an engaging discussion of the major themes and issues that cross-cut environmental law. The second part of the book examines the substance of environmental law, with separate sections on each of the major statutes. 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.
California Water, 3rd edition
by , Eric L. Garner

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English

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Publication Date

April 29, 2019

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California Water, 3rd edition is a thoroughly updated third edition of this concise guide to historical, legal and policy issues affecting water use in California. California Water, 3rd edition covers new and emerging topics, including the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, climate change and conservation, and features new maps of California’s major water supply systems and enhanced water quality content.<br /><br />“This is the most useful reference book ever written on California water, covering the physical water system, the policies governing its management, and the laws and regulations that govern its use. This updated version contains insight into recent developments in California water policy and law, including the management response to the latest drought of 2012–2016, implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act and new conservation laws, the latest developments in California’s ongoing drama in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, climate change, and others. This book should be on the shelf of everyone engaged in California water, whether you are relatively new to this fascinating field or have decades of experience in trying to better manage the state’s most valuable resource.”<br />—Timothy Quinn,<br /><br />Landreth Visiting Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University<br /><br />Executive Director, Association of California Water Agencies, Retired, 2007–2018<br /><br /> <br /><br />“Littleworth and Garner have achieved the impossible. They have untied California’s Gordian knot of water rights, laws, and policies and made them understandable for all. With California’s water management teetering on the edge of crisis, this timely book is critical for everyone working on and learning about the state’s challenges in an age of growing population, unsustainable water demand, and increasing climate change impacts.”<br />—Mark Gold,<br /><br />Associate Vice Chancellor of Environment and Sustainability, UCLA<br /><br /> <br /><br />“California Water remains the definitive ‘go-to’ book for analysis of California’s complex water law and policy. The 2019 update covers recent events, climate change issues and other current developments. Must reading for practitioners, it also is a handy reference to any policy manager that even touches on water-related issues.”<br />—Jeffrey Kightlinger,<br /><br />General Manager, The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California<br /><br />“I have worked with the authors of California Water on numerous cases which allocate and simultaneously preserve overdrafted water resources. Garner and Littleworth have brought to those cases ample scholarship mixed with creativity and common sense management solutions. Similarly, California Water provides a scholarly but clear, practical path through the arcane field of California water law.”—James L. Markman<br />Shareholder, Richards, Watson & Gershon<br /><br />ABOUT THE AUTHORS<br /><br />Arthur L. Littleworth has long been considered one of the preeminent water law attorneys in the United States. In his more than 50 years of legal practice at Best Best & Krieger, he participated in all aspects of water law, including representing clients in the Bay-Delta Hearings, the Mono Lake litigation and many water adjudications. In 1987, he was appointed by the United States Supreme Court as Special Master to hear a case of original jurisdiction between the States of Kansas and Colorado involving the Arkansas River. <br />Eric L. Garner practices water rights and supply law at Best Best & Krieger where he has served as the managing partner since 2005. He represents clients in surface water and groundwater matters throughout California. Eric was involved in drafting the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act and testified before the state Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Water on adjudication reform legislation.
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.
Water Law (Concepts and Insights)
by , Noah Hall

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

January 23, 2017

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Intended for a general audience, <i>Water Law: Concepts & Insights</i> provides both a general overview of basic water law doctrines and an exploration of how water law—the law and policies governing allocation of water—fit into broader ecological and environmental law issues. The book provides an overview of important hydrological principles before discussing the two state-law systems governing use of surface water in the United States and the five doctrines governing use of groundwater. It then explores the federal government's interests in the fresh waters of the United States, ranging from protection of navigability to federal water projects to federal water rights. Putting the law governing water use into a broader context, <i>Water Law: Concepts & Insights</i> then explores the intersections of state water law with energy policy and production, water quality protections, endangered species protections, and broader watershed management. It ends by returning to the concept of water rights as protected private property rights and the complexities of constitutional "takings" litigation when environmental protections interfere with those rights.
The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM):An Early History of Unantic...
by , Shaikh M Rahman

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

March 25, 2013

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<p>Following the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, countries took up the difficult task of finding a common approach that would slow down the build-up of greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere and delay changes to the planet's climate. A widespread concern among many of the participants in the newly formed United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change was that the emission reductions needed to significantly affect climate change would cost so much that it could jeopardize the chances of a coordinated international solution. To address this concern, several flexible mechanisms were designed, including the CDM.</p><p>While many applaud the CDM, others are concerned with its performance and achievements, and whether or not it will be continued beyond 2012. Critics argue, among other things, that it has not delivered on the sustainable development objective for which it was established and that projects are unevenly distributed, both geographically and sectorally.</p><p>Much analysis is available on CDM, but very little comprehensive analysis, addressing various aspects of CDM is available. With a major decision for its continuation, a multi-dimensional analysis would be needed. This book is about the economic assessment of certain (not certain) CDM performances, and its future sustainability and trajectory.</p><b>Contents:</b><ul><li>Clean Development Mechanism: Past, Present, and Future</li><li>An Updated Review of Carbon Markets, Institutions, Policies, and Research</li><li>The Activities Implemented Jointly Pilots: A Foundation for Clean Development Mechanism?</li><li>The Cost of Mitigation Under the Clean Development Mechanism</li><li>Diffusion of Kyoto's Clean Development Mechanism</li><li>Why Adoption of the Clean Development Mechanism Differs Across Countries?</li><li>Clean Development Mechanism as a Cooperation Mechanism</li><li>Why So Few Agricultural Projects in the Clean Development Mechanism?</li><li>Conclusion</li></ul><br /><b>Readership:</b> Graduates in economics, engineering, water law, international relations and practitioners in water resource management, international water law and water policies.<br />
Animal Law, Welfare, Interests, and Rights, Second Edition (Elect...
by David S. Favre

Language

English

Pages

505

Publication Date

May 16, 2011

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<b>In Animal Law: Welfare, Interest, and Rights</b>, author <b>David Favre</b> uses problems, case studies, and doctrine as part of a thoughtful exploration of the history, law, and policy of animals’ rights. Including ample material on jurisprudence, Favre asks students to consider: What are the arguments for animal rights as a matter of philosophy and law? Student-friendly text introduces cases that address a variety of topics. A rich selection of materials shed light on the history of legal and policy protections for animals dating back to 1867. The timely <b>Second Edition</b> updates <b>Animal Law: Welfare, Interest, and Rights</b>. A New Jersey case and legislature impacts animals in agriculture. Favre considers recent cases on dog fighting, as well as a custody dispute case involving a dog. The procedural standing chapter offers timely new cases and a new, improved organization. <b>Tracing the development of animal rights law, this innovative casebook features:</b><ul><li><b>David Favre</b>, who has extensive experience teaching and speaking around the world on animal rights issues</li><li><b>a consistent emphasis on issues that the public faces with regard to animals</b> , including ownership, sale, veterinary malpractice, recovery for damages for harm to animals, and more</li><li><b>accessible problems and engaging case studies</b> on animal rights topics</li><li><b>jurisprudence and legal reasoning</b>: what are the arguments for animal rights as a matter of philosophy and law?</li><li><b>case decisions supported by informative text</b></li><li><b>a rich variety of material that traces the 100-year history of animal rights </b></li><li><b>an in-depth treatment of the law and policy protecting commercial and agricultural animals</b></li></ul><b>The timely Second Edition includes: </b><ul><li><b>a key New Jersey decision and legislation</b> concerning animals in agricultural</li><li><b>recent cases on dog fighting</b></li><li><b>a look at dog custody in a divorce case</b></li><li><b>new cases on procedural standing </b></li><li>a new case on an individual hoarding animals</li></ul></p>
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 />
The Climate Casino
by William D. Nordhaus

Language

English

Pages

393

Publication Date

October 22, 2013

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<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>
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>

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