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Encyclopedia > Environmental law

Environmental law is a body of law, which is a system of complex and interlocking statutes, common law, treaties, conventions, regulations and policies which seeks to protect the natural environment which may be affected, impacted or endangered by human activities. Some environmental laws regulate the quantity and nature of impacts of human activities: for example, setting allowable levels of pollution. Other environmental laws are preventive in nature and seek to assess the possible impacts before the human activities can occur. This area of law is sometimes known as environmental impact assessment. Environmental law is practiced in the public interest, by groups and individuals seeking environmental protections for general public benefit, but it is mostly practiced in the private interest, by groups and individuals that undertake polluting or environmentally destructive activities, and who seek to avoid violating environmental laws in the process. The stela of King Hammurabi depicts the god Shamash revealing a code of laws to the king. ... Devils Punchbowl Waterfall, New Zealand. ... Water pollution Pollution is the release of chemical, physical, biological or radioactive contaminants to the environment. ...


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Environmental Law Reviews & Journals

  • Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review
  • Buffalo Environmental Law Journal
  • Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law & Policy
  • Columbia Journal of Environmental Law
  • Dickinson Journal of Environmental Law & Policy
  • Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum
  • Ecology Law Quarterly (UC Berkeley)
  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental Law Reporter
  • Environmental Lawyer
  • Fordham Environmental Law Review
  • Georgetown International Environmental Law Review
  • Great Plains Natural Resources Journal (Univ. South Dakota)
  • Harvard Environmental Law Review
  • Hastings West-Northwest Journal of Environmental Law & Policy
  • Journal of Energy Law & Policy
  • Journal of Energy, Natural Resources, & Environmental Law
  • Journal of Environmental Law
  • Journal of Environmental Law & Litigation (Univ. Oregon)
  • Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy
  • Journal of Land Resources & Environmental Law (Univ. Utah)
  • Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law (Florida St. Univ.)
  • Journal of Mineral Law & Policy
  • Land & Water Law Review
  • Missouri Environmental Law & Policy Review
  • Natural Resources Journal (Univ. New Mexico)
  • New York University Environmental Law Journal
  • Ocean & Coastal Law Journal (Univ. Maine)
  • Oil, Gas, & Energy Quarterly
  • Pace Environmental Law Review
  • Penn State Environmental Law Review
  • Public Land & Resources Law Review (Univ. Montana)
  • RISK: Health, Safety & Environment (Franklin Pierce)
  • Southeastern Environmental Law Journal (Univ. South Carolina)
  • Stanford Environmental Law Journal
  • Temple Journal of Science, Technology, & Environmental Law
  • Toledo Journal of Great Lakes' Law, Science & Policy
  • Transportation Law Journal (Univ. Denver)
  • Tulane Environmental Law Journal
  • UCLA Journal of Environmental Law & Policy
  • Univ. Baltimore Journal of Environmental Law
  • Univ. Houston Environmental & Energy Law & Policy
  • Univ. of Denver Water Law Review
  • Vermont Journal of Environmental Law
  • Villanova Environmental Law Journal
  • Virginia Environmental Law Journal
  • Wisconsin Environmental Law Journal

See also

There are numerous international environmental agreements made to protect the environment in different ways. ... According to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) whenever the U.S. Federal Government takes a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment it must first consider the environmental impact in a document called an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). ... Environmental justice is a term in the social sciences used to describe injustices in the way natural resources are used. ... International environmental law is the body of international law that concerns the protection of the global environment. ... This page deals with property as ownership rights. ... A taking is an action by a government depriving a person of private property without the payment of just compensation. ...

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Environmental protection consists of all activities that contribute to the protection of the environment and do not cause damage to the environment, which ensure a clean and pollution-free environment and which do not cause negative impacts to human, animal, plant and ecological health.
Environmental mitigation means the prevention or response to the occurrences, together with the restoration and improvement of the impacts of the environment to its former, undisturbed state by establishing and fulfilling environmental quality standards, regulations and measures.
Environmental inspection means the supervision of the environmental protection, mitigation, restoration activities, and exploitation and use of the natural resources, and pollution control activities in accordance with the legislation for ensuring effective environmental protection.
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