Environmental law is a complicated area of the law, combining science, law, and government policy under one large umbrella! It attempts to shelter us from the heat of climate change while also helping us to develop laws for our land use, the protection of our wildlife, and the integration of new forms of energy. The Fundamentals of Law section will give you a brief introduction to environmental law, what it is, what it can do, and where it comes from.
This is a good place to start your investigation of environmental law, as it lays the basis for future discussions around specific environmental concerns (such as water, species, waste management, and climate change). Start with the links on the left hand side, and as you complete each sub-topic, you will follow the links at the bottom of each page (or the links on the left hand side) to the next topic in order.
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