Clean Air Act

Author: Roy S. Belden
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781570739156
Size: 69.86 MB
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The Clean Air Act Handbook

Author: Julie R. Domike
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781634254397
Size: 79.70 MB
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The Clean Air Act remains one of the most significant and sweeping pieces of environmental legislation in the country s history, and it continues to grow in both importance and reach. An ideal reference source for the experienced practitioner as well as a tool for the more general environmental lawyer, The Clean Air Act Handbook provides a broad and balanced perspective of the statute and the EPA s implementing regulations and policy guidance. Bringing together the knowledge of 31 private and public sector CAA practitioners, it covers the entire statute as well as the more recent amendments. This updated edition considers the controversial U.S. Supreme Court s Massachusetts v. EPA ruling and the increasing scope of the statute, including the EPA s expansive new regulatory initiatives to regulate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions."

Clean Water Act

Author: Joel M. Gross
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 9781614386230
Size: 21.51 MB
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Presents a practice-focused guide to the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, commonly known as the Clean Water Act, the primary federal statute regulating water pollution. This book offers lawyers, government staff, consultants, and other interested individuals an overview of the CWA's complex framework of federal and state controls.

Struggling For Air

Author: Jack Lienke
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190233117
Size: 69.56 MB
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Since the beginning of the Obama Administration, conservative politicians have railed against the President's "War on Coal." As evidence of this supposed siege, they point to a series of rules issued by the Environmental Protection Agency that aim to slash air pollution from the nation's power sector . Because coal produces far more pollution than any other major energy source, these rules are expected to further reduce its already shrinking share of the electricity market in favor of cleaner options like natural gas and solar power. But the EPA's policies are hardly the "unprecedented regulatory assault " that opponents make them out to be. Instead, they are merely the latest chapter in a multi-decade struggle to overcome a tragic flaw in our nation's most important environmental law. In 1970, Congress passed the Clean Air Act, which had the remarkably ambitious goal of eliminating essentially all air pollution that posed a threat to public health or welfare. But there was a problem: for some of the most common pollutants, Congress empowered the EPA to set emission limits only for newly constructed industrial facilities, most notably power plants. Existing plants, by contrast, would be largely exempt from direct federal regulation-a regulatory practice known as "grandfathering." What lawmakers didn't anticipate was that imposing costly requirements on new plants while giving existing ones a pass would simply encourage those old plants to stay in business much longer than originally planned. Since 1970, the core problems of U.S. environmental policy have flowed inexorably from the smokestacks of these coal-fired clunkers, which continue to pollute at far higher rates than their younger peers. In Struggling for Air, Richard L. Revesz and Jack Lienke chronicle the political compromises that gave rise to grandfathering, its deadly consequences, and the repeated attempts-by presidential administrations of both parties-to make things right.

The Clean Water Act Handbook

Author: Mark Ryan
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781590312179
Size: 25.49 MB
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Provides a clearly presented overview of the law's provisions and pertient regulation and enforcement issues.

Air Pollution Control Law

Author: Arnold W. Reitze
Publisher: Environmental Law Institute
ISBN: 9781585760275
Size: 74.55 MB
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Air Pollution Control Law provides explanation of the legislative provisions, regulatory requirements, and court decisions that comprise the body of air pollution control law.

Energy Law

Author: Joshua P. Fershee
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781594607998
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Energy Law offers a comprehensive introduction to energy law. The book is designed to support an energy survey course and provides a practical overlay to each topic, with ''practice notes'' placed throughout the text. This book is uniquely organized by industry sector, the way such issues are often confronted in practice, rather than by natural resource, which is the traditional approach. The book chapters include: Minerals and Mineral Rights: Coal, Oil and Gas; Electricity and Related Resources; Natural Gas: Direct Use and Distribution; Economic Regulation and Market Structure; Environmental Regulation; Climate Change; and The Unique Nature of Transportation. This book is part of the Context and Practice Series, edited by Michael Hunter Schwartz, Professor of Law and Dean of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of Law.

Contract Drafting

Author: Lenné Eidson Espenschied
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781604427950
Size: 55.62 MB
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Contract Drafting: Powerful Prose in Transactional Practice presents an overview of the stages in the contract process and offers a comprehensive introduction to the substantive areas addressed in transactional documents. In fourteen lessons, readers will learn how to work from prior documents to produce effective and complete legal documents that protect the client's interests.

Failed Promises

Author: David M. Konisky
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262327147
Size: 10.81 MB
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In the 1970s and 1980s, the U.S. Congress passed a series of laws that were milestones in environmental protection, including the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act. But by the 1990s, it was clear that environmental benefits were not evenly distributed and that poor and minority communities bore disproportionate environmental burdens. The Clinton administration put these concerns on the environmental policy agenda, most notably with a 1994 executive order that called on federal agencies to consider environmental justice issues whenever appropriate. This volume offers the first systematic, empirically based evaluation of the effectiveness of the federal government's environmental justice policies.The contributors consider three overlapping aspects of environmental justice: distributive justice, or the equitable distribution of environmental burdens and benefits; procedural justice, or the fairness of the decision-making process itself; and corrective justice, or the fairness of punishment and compensation. Focusing on the central role of the Environmental Protection Agency, they discuss such topics as facility permitting, rulemaking, participatory processes, bias in enforcement, and the role of the courts in redressing environmental injustices. Taken together, the contributions suggest that -- despite recent environmental justice initiatives from the Obama administration -- the federal government has largely failed to deliver on its promises of environmental justice. ContributorsDorothy M. Daley, Eileen Gauna, Elizabeth Gross, David M. Konisky, Douglas S. Noonan, Tony G. Reames, Christopher Reenock, Ronald J. Shadbegian, Paul Stretesky, Ann Wolverton