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Environmental Law and Regulation

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John F. McEldowneyProfessor of Law, University of Warwick, Sharron McEldowneySenior Lecturer in Environmental Microbiology, University of Westminster

ISBN13: 9781841741147
ISBN: 1841741140
Published: January 2001
Publisher: Blackstone Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £41.99



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A systematic explanation of standards in environmental law, together with appropriate case studies covering all the main areas of the environment. It takes account of developments such as the 21st Report of the Royal Commission on Setting Environmental Standards.;Specific environmental standards are analyzed across all the main areas of the environment - water, land and air. The future of environmental standard setting is explained in context of the development of European environmental law. This includes the question of how a regional approach to the environment that is consistent with the principle of subsidiarity, may be pursued. Also included are issues relating to the freedom of information and the interrelationship between human rights and the environment. Case examples include Genetically Modified Organisms and the BSE crisis.

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Subjects:
Environmental Law
Contents:
Regulatory standards and environmental law
the history of environmental standards
setting standards - how and why?
the regulators and standard setting
scientific techniques in assessing the environmental impacts of pollutants
science, risk assessment and the concept of safety
philosophies underlying risk assessment and standard setting
the legal forms of standard setting
environmental standards and water
environmental standards and land
evaluating the future of environmental standards and sustainable development. (Part contents)