Sep 17, 2021  

LAW - 629 Environmental Law

(3 hrs.)

This course surveys U.S. federal environmental law, including legislation, regulations, and case law requiring environmental impact assessments, regulating air and water pollution, controlling toxic substances and hazardous wastes, remediating contaminated sites, and protecting endangered species. The course will explore the legal doctrine as well as the scientific, political, and economic context shaping contemporary environmental issues. Statutes studied may include the National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Resouce Conservation and Recovery Act, and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (Superfund).