Environmental Law Research Materials

With Earth Day just a few days away, celebrate by having a refresh on the variety of environmental law resources available at Jenkins.

Jenkins has environmental law resources available on both our remote access membership databases and in our print collection.     

Print Materials

Pennsylvania Law Encyclopedia Lexis Nexis

Also available remotely through Lexis Nexis Digital Library.

Areas of interest: Administration by Courts and Government (p. 6), Alternative Energy Investment Act (p. 85), Drinking Water; Public water systems (p. 109), Medical and Infectious Waste Disposal (p.353), Storm Water Management (p. 519), and more. 

Environmental Law Forum 2022 Pennsylvania Bar Institute

Explores both state and federal environmental topics.

Areas of interest: Drinking Water: Current Issues, Air Quality Permitting, ESG: What is it and How Important is it?RGGI & PA: Pennsylvania's Participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, Handling EHB Appeals, Updates to Pennsylvania's Chapter 105 Regulations: Practical Implications, Other States' Green Amendments and Lessons for Article I, Section 27, and more. Jenkins also has additional volumes of this annual publication going back to 2009.

Pennsylvania Environmental Law & Practice (2 vols) Pennsylvania Bar Institute

Contains important overviews of key state and federal environmental and natural resource programs. 

Areas of interest: Environmental Amendment to the PA Constitution, Water Quality, Sewage Facilities, Air Pollution Control Act, Radiation Protection & Radon, Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act, Oil & Gas Law, Federal EPCRA and PA Hazardous Material Emergency Planning & Response Act, Practical Guide to Representing Parties in Business & Real Estate Transactions, and more.

Remote Database Materials

Environmental Enforcement, Civil and Criminal Law Journal Press

Chapters cover various topics, such as Criminal Representation and Defense in Environmental Law (chapter 7), Civil Enforcement Under the Clean Water Act (chapter 9), the Structure of Environmental Enforcement (chapter 1), and more. 

Environmental Regulation of Real Property Law Journal Press 

Chapters cover various topics, such as Constitutional Environmental Law (chapter 3), Historic and Archeological Sites (chapter 6), Air Resources and Land Use (chapter 16), Energy Implications (chapter 20), and more. 

Environmental Law in a Nutshell West Academic Digital Library

Focuses on the key features of statutes and cases in Environmental Law

Topics Discussed: Legal mechanisms for dealing with environmental threats to public health (chapters 3 through 5), air and water pollution (chapter 3), examination of legal regimes for keeping hazardous substances out of the environment and cleaning them up when they are already out there (chapter 5), preservation of natural areas (chapter 6), and more.  

International Environmental law in a nutshell  West Academic Digital Library

Areas of interest: Sources and Forms of International Environmental Law (chapter 1), Global Climate Change (chapter 6), Toxic and Hazardous Substances (chapter 9), Transboundary Air Pollutants (chapter 14), Transboundary Water Pollution (chapter 15). 

*In a Nutshell series also has additional titles, such as: Modern Public Land Law, Historic Preservation Law, Agricultural Law, Ocean and Coastal Management law, Climate Change and Sustainable Development Law, and more!






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