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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>鈥?lt;/b><b>For <i>Erin Brockovich</i> fans, a David vs. Goliath tale with a twist.鈥?鈥?lt;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鈥攗nregulated, toxic chemicals used in the manufacturing of Teflon and a host of other household goods. DuPont鈥檚 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鈥檚 quest to expose the truth about this previously unknown鈥攁nd still unregulated鈥攃hemical 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.
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 /> 聽<br /> Described as 鈥渁 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鈥攐ne 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. 聽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鈥檚 <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 /> 聽<br /> <i>A Civil Action</i> was made into a movie starring John Travolta and Robert Duvall.
Hidden War: How Special Operations Game Wardens Are Reclaiming Am...
by John Nores

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

April 30, 2019

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<p><strong>This isn鈥檛 a book about a聽conflict in a faraway country; it's a wake-up call.</strong></p><br /><p>While debates about border security continue to rage, and with stories about legal and illegal marijuana in the news daily,聽<em>Hidden War</em>聽forces an astonishing dose of reality into the public consciousness.聽</p><br /><p>California game warden Lt. John Nores, Jr., now retired, has been at the forefront of an under-reported battle against thousands of Mexican drug cartel members who grow toxic marijuana on U.S. soil, frequently on public lands, and sometimes remarkably close to population centers. Who would guess that this struggle is even going on, or that game wardens are on the front lines?</p><br /><p>Not only does black market marijuana cultivation undermine legitimate growers, but it endangers lives. The cartels, armed and ready to defend their cash crop, pose a huge threat to hikers, hunters, bikers, bird watchers and everyone else who enjoy public lands and wild places. Further, trespass marijuana growers divert waterways and use banned chemicals that render the plants toxic. And even after these criminals are long gone, they leave behind an environmental disaster that may never be fixed.</p><br /><p>It's estimated that black market sales of marijuana comprise up to 90% of all weed sales annually.聽California is at the hub of this problem, and the effects reverberate across the U.S.</p><br /><p>This is John Nores' personal account of his time leading the elite California聽Special Operations Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET).聽<em>Hidden War</em>聽brings to life the firsthand story of how America鈥檚 unsung heroes are fighting to keep our wild lands safe.</p>
The Impact of Climate Change Mitigation on Indigenous and Forest ...
by , Kirsty A. Gover

Language

English

Pages

421

Publication Date

October 26, 2017

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The international legal framework for valuing the carbon stored in forests, known as 'Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation' (REDD+), will have a major impact on indigenous peoples and forest communities. The REDD+ regime contains many assumptions about the identity, tenure and rights of indigenous and local communities who inhabit, use or claim rights to forested lands. The authors bring together expert analysis of public international law, climate change treaties, property law, human rights and indigenous customary land tenure to provide a systemic account of the laws governing forest carbon sequestration and their interaction. Their work covers recent developments in climate change law, including the Agreement from the Conference of the Parties in Paris that came into force in 2016. The Impact of Climate Change Mitigation on Indigenous and Forest Communities is a rich and much-needed contribution to contemporary understanding of this topic.
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鈥攁nd 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 Handbook
by , Andrew N. Davis

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English

Pages

1184

Publication Date

September 30, 2019

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The environmental field and its regulations have evolved significantly since Congress passed the first environmental law in 1970, and the Environmental Law Handbook, published just three years later, has been indispensable to students and professionals ever since. The authors provide clear and accessible explanations, expert legal insight into new and evolving regulations, and reliable compliance and management guidance.<br /><br />The Environmental Law Handbook continues to provide individuals across the country鈥攑rofessionals, professors, and students鈥攚ith a comprehensive, up-to-date, and easy-to-read look at the major environmental, health, and safety laws affecting U.S. businesses and organizations. Because it is written by the country's leading environmental law firms, it provides the best, most reliable guidance anywhere. <br /><br />Both professional environmental managers and students aspiring to careers in environmental management should keep the Environmental Law Handbook within arm's reach for thoughtful answers to regulatory questions like:<br /><br /><ul><li>How do I ensure compliance with the regulations?</li><li>How do the latest environmental developments impact my operations?</li><li>How do we keep our operations efficient and our community safe?</li></ul><br />The Handbook begins with chapters on the fundamentals of environmental law and on issues of enforcement and liability. It then dives headfirst into the major laws, examining their history, scope, and requirements with a chapter devoted to each. <br /><br />The 24th edition of this well-known Handbook has been thoroughly updated, covering major changes to the law and enforcement in the areas of Clean Air, Clean Water, Climate Change, Oil Pollution, and Pollution Prevention. This is an essential reference for environmental students and professionals, and anyone who wants the most up-to-date information available on environmental laws.
Practical Environmental Law (Aspen College Series)
by Laurel A. Vietzen

Language

English

Pages

415

Publication Date

June 11, 2013

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<b>Practical Environmental Law </b>is a comprehensive, practical introduction to environmental law written exclusively for paralegal students. The concise, well-written text focuses on a broad understanding of the sources of environmental law and offers students numerous practical exercises as well as concrete methods for researching the law. It also includes methods for conducting due diligence in real estate transactions, a real-world concern of paralegals and a topic ignored by other textbooks. <p></p> <p> The<b> Second Edition</b> offers thoroughly updated exercises, websites, government forms and laws, and includes a new chapter on mining law. </p> <p> <b>Features: </b> </p> <ul> <li> <b>Accessible, practical approach to environmental law,</b> specifically <b> designed for the paralegal student.</b> </li> <li> <b>Comprehensive coverage</b> includes the basics of the <b>judicial concepts, policies, agencies and institutions</b> that shape environmental law. </li> <li> <b>A brief overview of legal research</b> and how it applies to environmental law. </li> <li> <b>Intuitive organization </b>starts with the<b> implementation and sources of Environmental Law</b> and moves on to <b>specific statutes.</b> </li> <li> Emphasis on <b>conducting due diligence in real estate transactions</b>, <b>a real-world concern</b> of paralegals and<b> a topic no other book</b> <b> addresses.</b> </li> <li> <b>Engaging hands-on assignments, exercises and website resources</b> teach students how <b>to research local laws and access vital information.</b> </li> <li> <b>Strong pedagogical features reinforce the material</b>, including crossword puzzles, key terms, review questions, and practice exercises. </li> <li> Features <b>employment opportunities</b> and <b>ethical issues</b>. </li> </ul> <p> <b>Thoroughly updated, the revised Second Edition includes: </b> </p> <ul> <li> New chapter on <b>mining law</b> </li> </ul> <p></p>
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鈥攅missions, pollens, extinctions鈥攂ut its shape and meaning are questions for politics. Jedediah Purdy develops a politics for this post-natural world.
This Land Is Our Land: The Struggle for a New Commonwealth
by Jedediah Purdy

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English

Pages

191

Publication Date

September 17, 2019

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<p><b>From one of our finest writers and leading environmental thinkers, a powerful book about how the land we share divides us鈥攁nd how it could unite us</b></p><p>Today, we are at a turning point as we face ecological and political crises that are rooted in conflicts over the land itself. But these problems can be solved if we draw on elements of our tradition that move us toward a new commonwealth鈥攁 community founded on the well-being of all people and the natural world. In this brief, powerful, timely, and hopeful book, Jedediah Purdy, one of our finest writers and leading environmental thinkers, explores how we might begin to heal our fractured and contentious relationship with the land and with each other.</p><p>From the coalfields of Appalachia and the tobacco fields of the Carolinas to the public lands of the West, Purdy shows how the land has always united and divided Americans, holding us in common projects and fates but also separating us into insiders and outsiders, owners and dependents, workers and bosses. Expropriated from Native Americans and transformed by slave labor, the same land that represents a history of racism and exploitation could, in the face of environmental catastrophe, bind us together in relationships of reciprocity and mutual responsibility.</p><p>This may seem idealistic in our polarized time, but we are at a historical fork in the road, and if we do not make efforts now to move toward a commonwealth, Purdy warns, environmental and political pressures will create harsher and crueler conflicts鈥攂etween citizens, between countries, and between humans and the rest of the world.</p>

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