Environmental Law Lexicon
Law Journal Press, 2016 M07 28 - 400 pages
This unique quick-reference guide--prepared specifically for lawyers--helps you understand the most frequently encountered scientific terminology concerning the environment, ecology and related scientific disciplines, and the precise legal meanings that these terms have acquired through their use in statues, regulations and judicial decisions. Coverage includes the new legal definitions that are coming into use with respect to climate change, emissions trading and the regulation of greenhouse gases.
The Environmental Law Lexicon will alert you to those expressions that have become terms of art and enable you to deal with: risk assessments; pre-manufacture notices for chemicals; remediation investigations and feasibility studies for hazardous waste sites; aquifer mappings; species habitat delineations; wetlands mitigation conditions; state and local environmental impact assessment; open space and landscape conservation; and a host of measures required by federal and state laws and regulations.
Book ɪ looseleaf, one volume, 676 pages; published in 1992, updated as needed. ISBN: 978-1-58852-057-9.
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Appendix AAcronyms Abbreviations and Glossary
Appendix BIndex of CFR Definitions BB1
Common terms and phrases
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