ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AND LAW

 

Course Schedule:

 

 

 

Session

Topic

Date

 

 

 

One

An Introduction to Environmental Law and Policy (A Short History of Environmental Protection in America)

August 20-25

 

 

 

Two

Perspectives on Environmental Law and Policy (Basic Themes of Environmental Law; Three Analytical Frameworks)

August 26 - September 1

 

 

 

Three

The Practice of Environmental Protection (Instrument Choice; The Administration of Environmental Protection; Constitutional Issues in Environmental Policy; How Citizen Groups Shape Environmental Law)

September 2-8

 

 

 

Four

Regulating Toxic  Substances (Difficulties Regulating Toxic Substances, Major Regulatory Options)

September 9-15

 

 

 

Five

Air Pollution (The Clean Air Act; Ozone Depletion; Climate Change) 

September 16-22

 

 

 

Six

Water Pollution (An Overview of Water Pollution; A Brief History of Water Quality Regulation; The Clean Water Act)

September 22 - 29

 

 

 

Seven

Waste Management (The Resource Conservation Recovery Act; Flow Control; The Basel Convention; The Comprehensive Emergency Response, Compensation and Liability Act)

September 30 - October 6

 

 

 

Eight

Protecting Natural Resources (Threats to the Nation's Resources; The Public Trust Doctrine; Wetlands Regulation; The Endangered Species Act) 

October 7-13

 

 

 

Nine

International Environmental Conventions and Sovereignty (Ecological Foundations for Environmental Policy and Law)

October 14-20

 

 

 

Ten

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA Grows Teeth; When Must An Agency Prepare An EIS; Timing; Adequacy Of The EIS; Does It Work?) Comprehensive Exam for Sessions 1-10

October 21-27

 

 

 

     

Eleven

An Alternate Perspective on Global Warming: Part 1 An Inconvenient Truth

October 28 - November 3 

 

 

 

Twelve

An Alternate Perspective on Global Warming: Part 2 An Inconvenient Truth Critique

November 4-10

 

 

 

Thirteen

An Alternate Perspective on Global Warming: Part 3 The Great Global Warming Swindle

November 11-17

 

 

 

Fourteen

An Alternate Perspective on Global Warming: Part 4 Great Global Warming Swindle Versus An Inconvenient Truth

November 18 - November 24

 

Thanksgiving Break November 23 - 26

 

Fifteen

All Uncompleted Work is Due

December 1 - 9

 

 

 

 

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