The Supreme Court and the Environment: The Reluctant Protector
By: Michael Allan Wolf (author)Hardback
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Silent Spring (1962) can arguably be cited as one of the most influential books of the modern era. This book, along with 1960's rampant activism reacting to high-profile ecological calamities, helped create the modern environmental movement. The Supreme Court and the Environment, discusses one of this movement's most important legacies, namely the body of federal statutory law amassed to fight pollution and conserve natural resources that began with the enactment of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. Instead of taking the more traditional route of listing court decisions, The Supreme Court and the Environment puts the actual cases in a subsidiary position, as part of a larger set of documents paired with incisive introductions that illustrate the fascinating and sometimes surprising give-and-take with Congress, federal administrative agencies, state and local governments, environmental organizations and private companies, and industry trade groups that have helped define modern environmental policy.
Michael Wolf is the Richard E. Nelson Chair in Local Government Law at the University of Florida. Most recently, he co-authored Land Use Planning and the Environment: A Casebook with Charles Haar.
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