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Specialized Legal Research, edited by Leah F. Chanin
Chapter 6, on the "Law of Environmental Protection", is a comprehensive guide that offers an in-depth analysis of sources for the serious researcher.
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Reference KF240 S6432
Environmental Law Reporter
Published by the Environmental Law Institute, this service covers recent developments and provides analysis of environmental, sustainability, natural resources, energy, toxic tort, and land use law and policy.
Published by Bloomberg BNA, this weekly newsletter will keep you up to date on rapidly changing developments in courts, Congress, federal agencies, state legislatures, industry, and environmental organizations.
Environmental law is a complex and frequently changing body of federal and state statutes, regulations, and case law, as well as international law. This guide will point you toward a selected list of resources for beginning your research.
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Overview of Environmental Law
These books provide a foundation for understanding environmental law. The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency website is also a good place to begin your research.
Environmental Law in a Nutshell by
Call Number: Law Library Reserves KF3775.Z9 F56 2014
Publication Date: 2019-05-22
This easy-to-read, footnote-free book focuses on the key features of statutes and cases, including the role of the courts, the allocation of authority between federal and state regulators, legal mechanisms for dealing with environmental threats to public health, and preservation of natural areas.
Understanding Environmental Law by
Call Number: Law Library Reserves KF3775 .W45 2013
While the major focus of this book is the federal framework of U.S. environmental law, many chapters include coverage of state-specific laws as well. It relates common-law principles to today’s regulatory framework, from which modern environmental law directly descends.