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Vol 23 No 3 March/April 2018

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A Guide to EC Environmental Law

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Dorothy GilliesLecturer, School of Law, University of Glasgow

ISBN13: 9781853835858
ISBN: 1853835854
Published: January 1999
Publisher: Earthscan
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £90.00

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This volume provides a simple and practical explanation of the most important aspects of EC environment law. It introduces the EC and its institutions, explains the main environmental laws - air and noise, chemicals and industrial risks, nature conservation, waste and water - how these laws can be used, how EC law is made and how to influence its development. It includes useful case studies and suggestions for further reading to those wishing to carry out further research in a particular area.

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Part I Background information: the EC and its institutions; sources of EC environmental policy and law; reading EC environmental laws. Part II EC laws for the protection of the environment: some general EC environmental laws; air and noise; chemicals and industrial risks; nature conservation; waste; water. Part III Using EC law to protect the environment: using EC environmental laws in the member states; suing the state for its failure to comply with EC environmental law; what do national courts have to do to make sure that EC environmental laws are applied?; making a complaint to the commission; sending petitions to the parliament and getting help from MEPs; making a complaint to the European Ombudsman. Part IV Influencing future environmental laws; how are EC laws made? how to influence future EC environmental laws. Part V Finding out more: the EC's organization, useful contacts and addresses.