Law and the Environment: A Multidisciplinary Reader

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Robert V. Percival, Dorothy C. Alevizatos
Temple University Press, 1997 - 439 pages
Law and the Environment: A Multi-disciplinary Reader brings together for the first time some of the most important original work on environmental policy by scientists, ecologists, philosophers, historians, economists, and legal scholars. Each of the book's four parts provides a different focus on the nature and scope of environmental problems and attempts to use public policy to address these concerns. Part I examines how ecology, economics, and ethics analyze environmental problems and why they support collective action to respond to them. Part II examines the history and present state of environmental law, from early attempts to engage the government to the current debate over the effectiveness of environmental policy. Part III explores the process by which environmental law gets translated into regulatory policy. Part IV considers the future of environmental law at a time when international environmental concerns have become a major force in global diplomacy and international trade agreements.In drawing together a wide variety of perspectives on these issues, Robert V. Percival and Dorothy C. Alevizatos offer a comprehensive examination of how society has responded to the difficult challenges posed by environmental problems. The selections provide a rich introduction to the complexities of environmental policy disputes. Author note: Robert V. Percival is Professor of Law, Robert Stanton Scholar and Director of the Environmental Law Program of the University of Maryland School of Law. He is the principal author of Environmental Regulation: Law, Science, and Policy, and numerous articles on law and the environment. >P>Dorothy C. Alevizatos is an environmental lawyer with a Baltimore law firm. She has an M.S. in conservation biology from the University of Maryland.

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Contents

ECOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES
3
A Sand County Almanac 1949
10
The Diversity of Life 1992
18
A Dan Tarlock
25
ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVES
33
Arthur F McEvoy
40
Ronald H Coase
46
The Economy of the Earth 1988
49
James P Leape
218
theBottom Rationale for Federal Environmental Regulation
227
ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES TO REGULATION
239
Howard A Latin
247
1985
254
Rose
261
Office of Technology Assessment
268
Presidents Council on Sustainable Development
275

Daniel A Farber and Paul A Hemmersbaugh
60
The Historical Roots of Our Ecologic Crisis 1967
68
Laurence H Tribe
75
Tom Regan
83
J Baird Callicott
91
ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
101
Vicki Been
108
First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit
125
Environmental Law and Regulatory Policy
135
Roderick Nash
150
David Rosner and Gerald Markowitz
158
Philip Shabecoff
166
E Donald Elliott Bruce A Ackerman and John C Millian
179
Daniel A Farber
186
Samuel P Hays
192
William H Rodgers
200
Why the Clean Air Act Works Badly 1981
212
The Regulatory Process in a Participatory Democracy
282
Thomas R Dunlap
291
Joseph L
301
THE REGULATORY PROCESS
313
Howard A Latin
329
RISK ASSESSMENT AND REGULATORY PRIORITIES
335
Richard B Stewart
348
Donald T Hornstein
354
Global Environmental Concerns and the Future
363
Presidents Council on Sustainable Development
390
Gregg Easterbrook
402
Al Gore
410
Stone
418
Contributors
425
Index
431
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Robert V. Percival is Professor of Law, Robert Stanton School and Director of the Environmental Law School Program of the University of Maryland School of Law. He is the principal author of Environmental Regulation: Law, Science, and Policy, and numerous articles on law and the environment.
Dorothy C. Alevizatos is an environmental lawyer with a Baltimore law firm. She has an M.S. in conservation biology from the University of Maryland.

CONTRIBUTORS: Edward Abbey, Bruce A. Ackerman, Vicki Been, Joel Franklin Brenner, Robert D. Bullard, Lynton Keith Caldwell, J. Baird Callicott, Rachel Carson, Ronald H. Coase, Robert W. Collin, Herman Daly, David Doniger, Thomas R. Dunlap, Gregg Easterbrook, Environmental Defense Fund, Daniel A. Farber, First National people of Color Environmental Leadership Summit, Clayton P. Gillette, H. Scott Gordon, Al Gore, Gene M. Grossman, Robert W. Hahn, Samuel P. Hays, Paul A. Hemmersbaugh, James A. Henderson, Donald T. Hornstein, Peter W. Huber, James E. Krier, Alan B. Krueger, Howard Latin, Richard J. Lazarus, James P. Leape, Gerald Markowitz, Arthur F. McEvoy, Thomas D. McGarity, Alan Miller, Arne Naess, Roderick Nash, William F. Pederson, Office of Technology Assessment, Richard N. Pearson, The President's Council on Sustainable Development, Robert L. Rabin, Tom Regan, Richard L. Revesz, William H. Rogers, Jr., Carol M. Rose, David Rosner, William D. Ruckelshaus, Mark Sagoff, Joseph L. Sax, Christopher Schroeder, Sidney A. Shapiro, Richard B. Stewart, Christopher D. Stone, Jr., Laurence H. Tribe, United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, Lynn White, Jr., George F. Will, and the World Commission on Environment and Development

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