The Common Law and the Environment
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The Common Law and the Environment by Roger E. Meiners

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Published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. .
Written in English


  • Environment law,
  • United States,
  • Environmental Law,
  • Legal Reference / Law Profession,
  • Law,
  • USA,
  • Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice,
  • Environmental,
  • Law / Environmental,
  • Common Law

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages279
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8246589M
ISBN 100847697088
ISBN 109780847697083

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  The Common Law and the Environment by Roger E. Meiners, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. This pathfinding textbook concentrates the regulation of pollution in Scotland, including the common law controls and the impact of European environmental law. With sections on nuisance (incl. statutory nuisance), noise, air pollution (including climate change), waste, contaminated land, water pollution.   Unlike common-law remedies, which provide payment for damages to those who are harmed or enjoin polluters to stop their harmful actions, statute law calls for penalties and fines to be paid to the U.S. Treasury or to “public interest” organizations that seek to raise awareness about the environment. Law is a complex subject and has major impacts on the built environment and all those working in it. Law is seen as one of the strongest interdisciplinary links between the various professions; it is essential to have a clear understanding of how both statute and common law, as well as the legislative frameworks (statutory controls/policy and procedures), affect all the roles/areas throughout.

On J , the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (“DOER”) filed final regulations implementing a “Clean Peak Energy Standard,” which formally went into effect on August 7, The final regulations are the latest step towards making reality out of an idea enacted through the Act to Advance Clean Energy and make Massachusetts the first state to adopt such a. Law and the Built Environment is a core textbook for all students undertaking compulsory law modules on construction, real estate and property management programmes. This single text provides an accessible introduction to the many areas of law studied by aspiring built environment professionals. Written by a team of lecturers with many years teaching experience in these areas, key principles. In law, common law (also known as judicial precedent or judge-made law, or case law) is the body of law derived from judicial decisions of courts and similar tribunals. The defining characteristic of “common law” is that it arises as cases where the parties disagree on what the law is, a common law court looks to past precedential decisions of relevant courts, and synthesizes.   In environmental law, common law actions may be brought against any entity that acts irresponsibly against the environment. Sometimes the concept of personal property and the right to use property however way one wants is in conflict with the interests of the environment and all the beings that inhabit the environment.

A treatise on the law of certiorari at common law and under the statutes. This book includes the writings of major legal theorists, including Sir Edward Coke, Sir William Blackstone, James Fitzjames Stephen, Frederic William Maitland, John Marshall, Joseph Story, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. . About Environmental Protection and the Common Law. Within the broad framework of the common law of tort,the torts of nuisance and the rule in Rylands v. Fletcher are central to the protection of the rights of landowners to use and enjoy their land without unreasonable interference and to be free from material damage to their interests. Introduction: Reclaiming the common law's role in environmental law / Andrew P. Morriss and Roger E. Meiners --pt. I. Reviving the common law Protecting the environment in the spirit of the common law / David Schoenbrod --pt. II. The environment under the common law From Common Law to Environmental Protection: How the Modern Environmental Movement Has Lost Its Way By Richard A. Epstein* ABSTRACT In this paper I examine the common law roots of environmental protection as it existed in the law of nuisance. At a conceptual level, the insistence on nontrespassory invasions was a good touchstone for liability.