This fundamental introduction to environmental law explains the legal system and process in general, discusses specific environmental laws, and ... Show synopsis This fundamental introduction to environmental law explains the legal system and process in general, discusses specific environmental laws, and presents the scientific background necessary for understanding each law. It is designed to introduce those without any legal or special scientific training to the system through which the nation attempts to preserve and protect the different aspects of our environment. Explains what the environmental laws are--and why they are needed; Cites the most current environmental cases and the most significant U.S. Supreme Court Decisions; and lists numerous valuable websites. THE LEGAL SYSTEM. The American Legal System. The Litigation Process and Other Tools for Resolving Environmental Disputes. Administrative Law and Its Impact on the Environment. THE ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS. An Introduction to Environmental Law and Policy. Air Quality Control. Water Quality Control. Controlling Toxic Substances. Waste Management and Hazardous Releases. Energy and Natural Resources. International Environmental Law. For anyone interested in environmental law or environmental policy.