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Environmental Law 2nd ed

Edited by: David Woolley, John Pugh-Smith, Richard Langham, William Upton

ISBN13: 9780199232802
Previous Edition ISBN: 0198260083
Published: March 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £537.50

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This authoritative practitioner work provides an invaluable new account of environmental law, regulation and enforcement in the UK. It brings within one volume all the fast-evolving law in the field, presented and indexed in a way which enables even those not specializing in the area easily to find out what they need to know.

It deals, for example, with the law on pollution of all kinds, the control and management of waste and hazardous substances, including, topically, genetically modified organisms, and the relationship between environmental law and planning controls.

Additionally, there are sections on European environmental law, and court, tribunal, and inquiry procedures. The general editors and other contributors are all practising barristers who specialize in environmental and planning law. This qualifies them to give authoritative guidance on this complex and increasingly important area.

While offering valuable insights for the specialist, the book will be of particular use to lawyers and others whose work is either general or lies mainly in other areas, but who are confronted from time to time by problems of environmental law.

Environmental Law
Part 1 The framework: the history of environmental law
The structure of environmental legislation and regulation
International environmental law
European environmental law
Environmental information

Part 2 The UK regulatory system: IPC and local authority air pollution control
Waste management
Radioactive and hazardous substances, and genetically modified organisms
Rivers and waterways
The water industry
Marine pollution
Nature conservation
Contaminated land
Miscellaneous environmental controls

Part 3 The relationship with planning control: planning control and its relationship with pollution control
Environmental impact assessment.

Part 4 The common law: common law liability for environmental damage.

Part 5 Enforcement and litigation: enforcement - injunctions
Enforcement statutory nuisance
Penalizing the polluter - the environment and crime
Appeal procedures
Judicial review.