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Blackstone's Guide to the Environment Act, 1995

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ISBN13: 9781854314918
ISBN: 1854314912
Published: November 1995
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



The Environment Act 1995 is a landmark in the development of environmental law in the United Kingdom. The creation of powerful, wide-ranging new environmental agencies for England, Wales and Scotland is a central feature of the new legislation. This book provides a single source detailing the extensive functions of these new bodies, and examines their significant powers of conservation and pollution control.;The book also explains the other important changes made by the Act, including: powers to enforce land owners to clear up contaminated land; new law on abandoned mines; new powers for local authorities to control atmospheric pollution from cars; regulations on recycling and grants for conservation; and the establishment of new authorities to run the national parks.;The book should be of interest to all student and practitioners involved in environmental, planning and local government law. Peter Lane and Monica Peto are co-authors of ""Blackstone's Guide to the Transport and Works Act 1992"".

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Subjects:
Environmental Law, Blackstones Legislation Guides
Contents:
Introduction; the Environment Agency - background and structure; water resources; water pollution control; flood pollution control; flood defence and land drainage; fisheries; navigation, harbour and conservancy authority functions; waste regulation and disposal; integrated pollution control; radioactive substances; aims, objectives and general functions of the Environment Agency; the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency; general powers, duties and functions of SEPA; further functions of the Environment Agency and SEPA; charging and finances; contaminated land; contamination from mines; national parks; air quality; waste strategy and producer responsibility; review of mineral planning permissions; hedgerows and the conservation of the countryside; Scottish statutury nuisances; The Environment Act.