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Environmental Law for Engineers and Geoscientists

By: Robert Lee Aston

288 pages, 11 b/w illus

CRC Press

Hardback | Dec 2001 | #129805 | ISBN: 1566705754
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Provides a background in the American legal system and environmental law and discusses important regulations and cases in the areas of air pollution, water pollution, hazardous site and mine site remedial work. Takes a US perspective.


Contents List of Cases List of Commonly Used Abbreviations and Acronyms Introduction to Environmental Law Need for a National Environmental Protection Policy Basic Law for Engineers and Geoscientists General Orientation to American Jurisprudence Divisions of Law General Requirements for Filing a Civil Court Action Briefs National Environmental Policy Act National Environmental Policy Act -- An Environmental Protection Beginning Early Testing of NEPA by Trial Air Pollution and the Clean Air Act Need for Air Pollution Control Clean Air Act -- 1970 CAA Amendments-- 1990 CAA Legislative and Litigation Updates -- 1990-2001 Water Pollution and the Clean Water Act Introduction -- Historical Comment on Water Pollution Brief Review of Man's Water Pollution vs. Nature's Treatment Process Early Remedies at Law for Water Pollution Polluted Waters -- Health Hazard -- Wastewater Treatment Evolution of Water Pollution Regulation Sources of Water Pollution Effluent Discharge Control Under the Clean Water Act CWA Legislative and Litigation Updates -- 1990-2000 Other Important and Miscellaneous Environmental Statutes in a "Nutshell" Toxic Substances Control Updates on Litigation of Solid Waste Disposal -- 1999-2000 The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act -- 1976, and as Amended --1984, 1986 Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act -- 1980, (Superfund); Superfund Amendment and Reauthorization Act (SARA) -- 1986 Water Pollution by Abandoned Mine Sites; Acid Mine Drainage; Mined Land Reclamation Introduction Statutory Treatment of Water Pollution by Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) Examples of AMD Source Point Abandoned Hardrock Mine and Mill Sites Litigated under CERCLA, SARA, and CWA Example of a Non-CERCLA AMD Common Law Damage Claim Suit Geoscientific and Engineering Expert Witnessing and Admissible Scientific Evidence Introduction A Brief History of Scientific "Expert Witnessing" in the Unites States "Daubert" Period -- 1993 to Date (1999) Partial Clarification of Daubert in the 1997 Joiner Case Kumho Tire Co., Ltd, v. Carmichael -- 1999 -- Further Refinement of Daubert's Requirements for Expert Opinions Examples of Exclusion and Admissibility of Expert Opinions in Environmental Cost Recovery Suit Challenges An Expert Geoscientific Witness Case -- An Example of Inadmissible Geological Expert Testimony Conclusions A Few Pointers for Being a Successful Geoscientific Expert Witness in Court False Statements An Example Case Employing Numerous Expert Witnesses Update on Recent Expert Witnessing Cases Appendix A: Iron Mountain Mine Site, Further Detailed Description Appendix B: A very Simplified Environmental Guide for Starting a Mining Operation, or for a Takeover of a Mining Operation, or For a Takeover of a Mining Operation References

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