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Environmental Law and Policy/Governance

Congressional Power to Confer Broad Citizen Standing in Environmental Cases

Editors' Summary: In recent years, the U.S. Supreme Court has limited the availability of citizen suits by narrowing standing requirements. Advocates of this restrictive view on standing allege that broad citizen standing is...

The State of Environmental Law Enforcement: A Speech Presented at the American Bar Association's 1998 Annual Meeting

Editors' Summary: At the 1998 Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association, a panel convened by the Environmental Law Institute considered whether enforcement of environmental laws is declining. In his presentation as a member of...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Fiscal Year 1998 in Review

Editors' Summary: Every year, EPA faces the burdensome task of issuing hundreds of rules and regulations. From air and water quality issues to hazardous and solid waste management, from environmental justice to the protection of...

Reinventing Environmental Regulation Via the Government Performance and Results Act: Where's the Money?

Editors' Summary: In 1993, Congress passed the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA), which requires federal agencies to prepare strategic plans containing mission statements and statements of their goals and objectives. The...

European Community Environmental Law: Institutions, Law Making, Enforcement, and Free Trade

Editors' Summary: In this Article, which will be published later this year as part of the Environmental Law Institute's European Community Deskbook, 2nd Edition, the authors familiarize the reader with the intricacies of the...

Reinventing Environmental Regulation: Back to the Past by Way of the Future

Editors' Summary: Considerable debate over the efficacy of modern environmental regulation has resulted in recent reports by Enterprise for the Environment, Yale University, and the National Academy of Public Administration aimed at...

Ecology and Economy: The Keynote Address Given at the 28th Annual American Law Institute-American Bar Association Environmental Law Course of Study

Editors' Summary: This Dialogue analyzes nature as a model for environmental law. The author first identifies three valuable characteristics of nature and examines how they are created by ecosystems. Next, the author argues that the...

A Single Exposure to Many Carcinogens Can Cause Cancer

Editors' Summary: This Dialogue addresses whether a single exposure to a carcinogenic agent can cause cancer. Using a database that contains nearly 5,000 studies that have assessed the ability of a single dose of a chemical to cause...

Barriers to Environmental Technology Innovation and Use

Editors' Summary: Through an analysis of six case studies of specific industries, this Dialogue identifies barriers to the development of new environmental technologies. After providing background information on the environmental...

Emerging Statutory and Constitutional Tools for States to Resist Federal Environmental Regulation

This is a time of high tensions between the federal government and the states over environmental regulation.1 The flashpoints include actions by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) against states...