Robert Lee Aston
February 14, 2002
by CRC Press
Textbook - 352 Pages - 11 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781566705752 - CAT# L1575
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Discusses important regulations and cases in the areas of air pollution, water pollution, and hazardous site and mine site remedial work
Contains a chapter on effective expert witnessing, admissible evidence, and testimony
Covers the latest environmental case decisions and changes in environmental law
Examines and analyzes over 100 environmental court cases
Presents the expertise of a mining and geological engineer who is also a practicing attorney
An ideal textbook for institutions educating and training engineers and geoscientists
Environmental Law for Engineers and Geoscientists introduces simplified American jurisprudence focusing on the legal system, its courts, terms, phrases, administrative law, and regulation by the agencies that administer environmental law. The book comprehensively covers the “big five” environmental statutes: NEPA, CAA, CWA, CERCLA, and RCRA. With the basic law chapter as a foundation, the book covers the practical applications of environmental law for geo-engineers. It concludes with a chapter on the growing area of expert witnessing and admissible evidence in environmental litigation — an area of law where success or failure increasingly depends on the exacting preparation and presentation of expert scientific evidence.
Written by a professional mining and geological engineer and a practicing attorney, Environmental Law for Engineers and Geoscientists prepares students for the numerous environmental regulatory encounters they can expect when dealing with various statutes, laws, regulations, and agency rules that govern, affect, and apply to environmental engineering projects. It provides a working knowledge of how to judge whether or not a project is in compliance with regulations, and how to ensure that it is.
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