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Beyond Environmental Law
Policy Proposals for a Better Environmental Future

David M. Driesen, Alyson C. Flournoy, Sidney Shapiro, Thomas T. Ankerse, Kevin E. Regan, Mary Jane Angelo, Mark T. Brown, Christine Overdevest, Brian Mayer, Walter A. Rosenbaum, Rena Steinzor, David E. Adelman, Joseph P. Tomain, Christine A. Klein
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  • Date Published: May 2010
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521767712


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  • This book offers a vision for the third generation of environmental law designed to enhance its ability to protect our environment. The book presents two core proposals, an Environmental Legacy Act to preserve a defined environmental legacy for future generations and an Environmental Competition Statute to spark movement to new clean technologies. The first proposal would require, for the first time, that the federal government define an environmental legacy that it must preserve for future generations. The second would establish a market competition to maximize environmental protection. The balance of the book provides complementary proposals and analysis. The first generation of environmental law sought broad protection of health and the environment in a fairly fragmented way. The second sought to enhance environmental law's efficiency through cost-benefit analysis and market mechanisms. These proposals seek to create a broader, more creative approach to solving environmental problems.

    • Proposes bold ambitious reforms designed to make law more environmentally protective and suggests how we could reinforce the concept of sustainability
    • Goes beyond the second generation reforms that promoted more cost-benefit analysis and reliance on market mechanisms in the United States
    • Seeks to take advantage of market creativity and advanced information processing capacity in new and creative ways
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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2010
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521767712
    • length: 304 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 157 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.59kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction David M. Driesen and Alyson C. Flournoy
    Part I. National Environmental Legacy Act:
    1. The case for a national environmental legacy act Alyson C. Flournoy
    2. The necessity of procedural reform Sidney Shapiro
    3. Shifting baselines and backsliding benchmarks: the need for a national environmental legacy act to address the ecologies of restoration, resilience, and reconciliation Thomas T. Ankersen and Kevin E. Regan
    4. Valuing nature: the challenge of a national environmental legacy act Mary Jane Angelo and Mark T. Brown
    5. Citizen science and the next generation of environmental law Christine Overdevest and Brian Mayer
    6. Creating NELA information: the double standard Walter A. Rosenbaum
    7. The constitution and our debt to the future Rena Steinzor
    Part II. Environmental Competition Statute:
    8. An environmental competition statute David M. Driesen
    9. Climate change, federalism, and promoting technological change David E. Adelman
    10. The iUtility Joseph P. Tomain
    11. Environmental patriotism Christine A. Klein.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Principles of Earth Jurisprudence
    • Problems in Environmental Law
  • Editors

    Alyson C. Flournoy, University of Florida
    Alyson C. Flournoy is Professor and Alumni Research Scholar at the University of Florida Levin College of Law where she also serves as Director of the Environmental and Land Use Law Program. Her writing focuses on decision-making processes under environmental and natural resource laws, environmental ethics, and the intersection of science and law, and has appeared in leading journals including Columbia Journal of Environmental Law, Harvard Environmental Law Review, Indiana Law Journal, and Texas Law Review. Flournoy is also a member scholar of the Center for Progressive Reform.

    David M. Driesen, Syracuse University, New York
    David M. Driesen is the 13th professor in Syracuse University's history to hold the title University Professor, the highest honor available to a faculty member at that institution. His research focuses on the law and economics of environmental law. His book, The Economic Dynamics of Environmental Law (2003), won a Lynton Keith Caldwell Award for the best book on environmental and technology policy. His articles have appeared in leading journals, including Cornell Law Review, Ecology Law Quarterly, Harvard Environmental Law Review, and the Virginia Journal of International Law. Driesen is also a member scholar of the Center for Progressive Reform.


    David M. Driesen, Alyson C. Flournoy, Sidney Shapiro, Thomas T. Ankerse, Kevin E. Regan, Mary Jane Angelo, Mark T. Brown, Christine Overdevest, Brian Mayer, Walter A. Rosenbaum, Rena Steinzor, David E. Adelman, Joseph P. Tomain, Christine A. Klein

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