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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 ...

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, ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  (Jan. 1, 2002)

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 ...

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 ...

Integrated Environmental Risk Management in Real Estate Transactions

by Environmental Insurance Agency, Inc.  (Nov. 1, 1998)

 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 ...

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 ...

Rethinking the role of business in solving environmental threats

by Ceres  (Nov. 1, 2013)

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 ...

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

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  (Apr. 30, 2009)

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 ...

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

by SLP Environmental Co., Ltd - An ASEAN Environmental Consultancy  (Oct. 4, 2012)

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 ...

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 ...

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

by Inderscience Publishers  (Mar. 27, 2009)

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 ...

The New Environmental Insurance Products: When Does it Make Sense to Buy Them?

by Environmental Insurance Agency, Inc.  (Feb. 1, 1998)

 Part One Introduction Real estate transactions with environmental problems often founder on attempts to shift the liabilities from one party to the other. In transactions with other types of problems, insurance is a popular risk transfer mechanism,  and is regularly used for that purpose, but it is used far less often when there are ...

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