Environmental Law Lexicon

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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.

From inside the book


Appendix AAcronyms Abbreviations and Glossary
Appendix BIndex of CFR Definitions BB1

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2016)

Nicholas A. Robinson is the Gilbert & Sarah Kerlin Distinguished Professor in Environmental Law at the Pace University School of Law. Former Deputy Commission and General Counsel of New York's Department of Environment Conservation, Prof. Robinson established Pace's nationally ranked environmental legal education programs and has practiced and taught environmental law for more than 35 years. He is a graduate of Brown University and of Columbia University Law School. He has served as General Counsel to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and was legal advisor to the World Conservation Congress in Switzerland from 1996-2004.

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