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Dirty Water: Lessons for Comparative Public Law and International Governance From Wastewater Regulation in the United States and Germany

A good deal can be learned from studying how Germany and the United States regulate the discharge of treated wastewater, but these lessons are not restricted to an enhanced understanding of one aspect of environmental protection....

Governance Structures for Nanotechnology Regulation in the European Union

Editors' Summary: The United States is not the only government facing the challenges of nanotechnology regulation. The European Union (EU) is also contemplating a regulatory mechanism for this new technology. Prof. Geert van Calster...

Emissions Trading: Lessons From SO2 and NOx Emissions Allowance and Credit Systems Legal Nature, Title, Transfer, and Taxation of Emission Allowances and Credits

I. Introduction

Emissions trading is increasingly recognized as a cost-effective policy instrument to reduce the concentration of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in our atmosphere. The concept, which until recently was treated with...

European Community: Product-Related Regulation and Liability

Editors' Summary: This Article is the third and final installment of a survey of European Community (EC) environmental law. The first Article, which was published in the September 1998 edition of ELR's News & Analysis...

European Community Environmental Law: Environmental Legislation

Editors' Summary: This Article is the second of three parts of a discussion of environmental law in the European Community. The first Article, which was published in the September 1998 edition of ELR's News & Analysis, ...

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...

International Corporate Environmental Compliance and Auditing Programs

Editors' Summary: As environmental laws throughout the world impose stricter requirements on corporations, international organizations are increasingly emphasizing the importance of corporate environmental auditing programs. This...

Fitting the Environmental Piece Into the Maastricht Puzzle

Editors' Summary: Under the Maastricht Treaty, the nations that are members of the European Union (EU) together must develop common European environmental policies. Toward this end, the European Commission has proposed EU-wide...

Environmental Trade Barriers and International Competitiveness

Editors' Summary: In their attempts to promote environmental protection domestically, countries are adopting measures that have impacts beyond their borders -- primarily on international trade. The interrelationship of environmental...

The Inconsistent Implementation of the Environmental Laws of the European Community

Editors' Summary: The Treaty Establishing the European Economic Community (EEC Treaty) was intended to create a unified European market. The 1987 Single European Act, which amended the EEC Treaty, provided the legal framework to...