environmental lawyer Articles

  • 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 writing a book of 32 chapters on land ...


  • 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 justice gives rise to conflicts as ...


  • Building the new environmentalism

    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 becomes something much broader, rooted in ...


    By Ensia

  • Environmental forensics: courting science?

    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 its way into contemporary parlance owing to ...


    By Hargis + Associates Inc

  • Environmental enforcement trends in brazil

    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, in Making Law Matter: Environmental Protection & ...

  • Environmental Insurance: Tailored to Fit

     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 they should do so very early in the brownfield ...

  • Environmental Insurance: Finding a Good Tailor

     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 insurance experts need to tailor the policy to the ...

  • 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 distributive, social justice problems and ...


  • 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 law more than with any ...


  • Index of Authors: Environmental Law Review 13 (2011)

    Antonopoulos, Irene, Responding to Claims of Property Interests on Maritime Public Property Interfering with Environmental Protection 318 Boute, Dr Anatole, review of The EU as International Environmental Negotiator by Tom Delrcux 350 Burrell, Alison, 'Good Agricultural Practices' in the Agri-food Supply Chain 251 Cardwell, Michael, European Union Agricultural Policy ...


  • 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 negative referenda in France and the ...


  • Top ten experts in environmental, health, and safety issues related to engineered nanomaterials

    Over the last five years of publication, we have published “Top Ten” articles on venture capital firms, investment banks, and IP lawyers involved in nanotechnology. For the first issue of 2009, we highlight ten individuals with substantial expertise in environmental, health and safety issues related to engineered nanomaterials. We expect these individuals to play leading roles in nanotechnology ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Life after 9/11: The Impact on Environmental Management (PDF)

    Much in the world has changed since September 11, 2001. Has environrnental rnanagernent changed too? The answer is an unqualified yes. Environrnental rnanagers, product stewards, regulatory specialists, lawyers, consultants, and others rnust all be rnindful of the significant -- and likely perrnanent -- changes brought about by the attacks on America on September 11.This “Washington Watch” ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Integrated Environmental Risk Management in Real Estate Transactions

     Traditional risk management posits a rational, five-step process for managing risks. The outstanding differences between this traditional process and the environmental risk management process lie in the technicality and complexity of step one (identifying and analyzing environmental risk) and of the first part of step two (examining the feasibility of  alternative risk management, ...

  • Findings Solutions for Environmental Conflicts: Power and Negotiation

    Keywords: Litigation, alternative dispute resolution (ADR), negotiation, knowledge power, collaborative problem-solving Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and negotiation are well-accepted dispute resolution methods.1 Edward Christies important new book, Finding Solutions for Environmental Conflicts: Power and Negotiation, explores the distinction between dispute resolution processes, ...


  • Rethinking the role of business in solving environmental threats

    In 2012, when the Obama Administration sought to raise average fuel economy standards, something unexpected happened. The "Big Three" automakers -- General Motors, Chrysler and Ford - backed the effort. For decades, every attempt to raise fuel economy standards had been met with stiff opposition from automakers who argued it was too costly, too difficult, and would result in cars Americans ...


    By Ceres

  • Indonesia: SLP Environmental Consultants offer ISO and ASTM Standard Environmental Due Diligence (EDD) Services in Indonesia.

    Indonesia is the largest economy in South East Asia with a 2011 GDP estimated at $1.21 trillion and an ADB GDP growth forecast of 6.4% for 2012. The Indonesian economy proved remarkably resilient in the face of the 2008 global financial crisis and was one of the few G20 members to actually post growth in 2009. Indonesia regained its investment grade rating from Fitch in 2011 and from Moody'sin ...

  • The Vienna airport mediation: point of view of the Vienna Ombuds-Office for Environmental Protection

    A history of increasing citizen opposition to the continuous increase in aircraft traffic and associated noise around Vienna airport came to a head because neither the airport authority nor the local authority consulted local interest groups about plans for a third runway. Eventually, the airport operating company decided to address public concerns and set up an environment mediation process. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Contents: Environmental Law Review - Volume 13 Issue 3 2011

    Contents 151 Opinion Planning Reform – ‘The Continuous Revolution’ Meets the Legal Minefield - Hugh Ellis Articles 155 Regulatory Agencies and Regulatory Change: Breaking Out of the Routine Elizabeth A. Kirk and Alison D. Reeves 169 Science and ...


  • Environmental Insurance for Lenders: What is It, and Can It Substitute for Due Diligence?

     This article addresses two aspects of the new environmental insurance policies for lenders (usually referred to as Secured Creditor, or SC, policies): that of the sometimes significant differences among the policies now on the market, and the controversial due diligence issue - whether the policies can be a 'substitute' for environmental due diligence or a Phase I. The four major ...

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