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Book Reviews: The Poor had no Lawyers: Who owns Scotland (and how they got it)

Keywords: Land law, land reform, Scotland, community right to buy, land ownership, feudal system Environmental law is a fascinating subject. It is an area with which this reviewer would not claim any particular expertise, which is a strange claim to make at the outset of a review in an environmental law journal. Imagine, then, the audacity of ...

Environmental Principles and Environmental Justice

Abstract: This article offers an analysis of the compatibility between the emerging concept ofcnvironmcntal justice and a number of more well established environmental principles. These include the precautionary principle, the polluter pays principle and sustainable development. The article argues that, for all three principles, a comparison with ...

Environmental forensics: courting science?

by Hargis + Associates Inc  (Apr. 14, 2010)

Forensics and hydrology are two terms that may not seem to go together well. To the uninitiated, this combination may evoke images of the crime scene investigation that ensues when some patsy goes into the drink wearing cement overshoes. Rather, the term environmental forensics, essentially the parent discipline of forensic hydrology, has found ...

Building the new environmentalism

by Ensia  (Dec. 11, 2014)

We must build a new economy. And to do that, we must build a new politics. Forty-four years after the first Earth Day, we must ask a basic question: What is an environmental issue? Air and water pollution, yes. But what if the right answer is that an environmental issue is anything that determines environmental outcomes? Then the definition ...

Environmental enforcement trends in brazil

by Enhesa - Global EHS & Product Compliance Assurance  (Mar. 14, 2012)

Environmental enforcement trends in brazil Brazil does not have a strong reputation for the enforcement of its laws. Lesley K. McAllister stated that “The paradox of environmental enforcement in Brazil is that environmental laws are strong but environmental agencies are weak.” (McAllister paraphrasing Aragão and Bunker, 1998, ...

Environmental Insurance: Tailored to Fit

by Environmental Insurance Agency, Inc.  (Dec. 1, 1999)

 More sophisticated insurance tools are making it earier to protect your property Contaminated properties represent a huge investment opportunity, but much of it lies untapped because of environmental liability concerns. Anyone who buys property that is actually or potentially contaminated should consider it as a risk management option, and ...

Environmental Insurance: Finding a Good Tailor

by Environmental Insurance Agency, Inc.  (Dec. 1, 1999)

 An article by this author in the December 1999 issue of Brownfield News analyzed two new environmental insurance products, the cleanup cost cap and pollution liability policies, which have proven to be key factors in the success of some contaminated property transactions. The article explained that, to achieve this success, environmental ...

Book Reviews: Access to Environmental Justice: A Comparative Study

Keywords: public participation, review procedures, land, water, clean air, waste, planning, environmental entitlement The problem of environmental justice is fast becoming an important issue in environmental law and policy debates. This is true for international as well as domestic debates. In a broad sense, environmental justice deals with both ...

Science and Environmental Law Collaboration Across the Double Helix

Keywords: Science and environmental law scholarship, interdisciplinary collaboration, history of science and environmental law, science and judges, law and science, risk and precaution, science and policymaking, reflexive learning and interdisciplinary working Abstract: Science engages both substantially and methodologically with environmental ...

Legislation note: The Environmental implications of the Lisbon Treaty

Keywords: Lisbon Treaty, environmental regulation, environmental policy, energy policy, public participation in decision-making, access to justice, subsidiarity The Lisbon Treaty is supposed to mark the end of the confusion brought about by failure to ratify the Treaty Establishing a Constitution for Europe,1 which came to a sorry end following ...

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