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Environmental Regulation: Law, Science, and Policy, Eighth Edition

Robert V. Percival, Christopher H. Schroeder, Alan S. Miller, James P. Leape


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    Environmental Regulation: Law, Science, and Policy, Eighth Edition by Robert V. Percival, Christopher H. Schroeder, Alan S. Miller, and James P. Leape, provides comprehensive and easy-to-understand coverage of the entire field of environmental law. It focuses not only on the substance of the environmental statutes, but also on the policies they seek to implement, how they are translated into regulations, and the factors that influence how they affect real-world behavior.

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    Publication Date: 2/1/2018
    Copyright: 2018
    Pages: 1,456
    Hardcover + Casebook Connect: 9781454882114
    Looseleaf + Casebook Connect: 9781543813425
    Digital Only Casebook Connect: 9781543813449
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    Ebook: 9781454897729

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    Summary of Contents


    1. Environmental Values and Policies: An Introduction
    2. Environmental Law: A Structural Overview
    3. Preventing Harm in the Face of Uncertainty
    4. Waste Management and Pollution Prevention
    5. Air Pollution Control
    6. Water Pollution Control
    7. Land Use Regulation and Regulatory Takings
    8. Environmental Impact Assessment
    9. Preservation of Biodiversity
    10. Environmental Enforcement
    11. Protection of the Global Environment
    12. Environmental Progress and Prospects

    Appendix A: Glossary
    Appendix B: List of Acronyms
    Table of Cases

  • Author Information

    Christopher H. Schroeder

    In December, 2012, Chris Schroeder returned to the Duke Law School faculty as Charles S. Murphy Professor of Law and Public Policy Studies after serving for nearly three years as Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Policy at the United States Department of Justice, where he supervised the evaluation of President Obama’s nominees to the federal judiciary and provided policy advice to the Attorney General and the White House on a variety of law enforcement and national security issues. Chris has also served as acting Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel where he was responsible for legal advice to the Attorney General and the President on a broad range of legal issues, including separation of powers, other constitutional issues, and matters of statutory interpretation and administrative law. He has also served as chief counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Schroeder is currently teaching a course on Federal Policymaking to Duke Law School’s Duke in DC externs, as well as co-teaching a seminar on presidential powers with his Duke colleague, Jeff Powell. He is working on a book on presidential powers.

    Chris is married to Kate Bartlett, former Dean of Duke Law School.

    Alan S. Miller

    Alan S. Miller is the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) Coordinator and Climate Change Team Leader at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the largest multilateral source of loan and equity financing for sustainable private sector projects in the developing world. In this capacity, Mr. Miller overseas lending to private corporations for global environmental projects. Prior to this position, Mr. Miller was at the GEF, managing approval of clean energy projects (about a $1 billion portfolio including more than 100 projects) and climate policy issues. The GEF is a multilateral financial mechanism that supports developing country implementation of international environmental agreements including the Conventions on Climate Change and Biological Diversity.

    Prior to joining the GEF in April 1997, Mr. Miller directed the Center for Global Change at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD. He founded the Center in 1989 as an interdisciplinary, policy-oriented program on global environmental issues. While directing the Center, Mr. Miller also helped establish and served as the first Executive Director of the Renewable Energy Policy Project, a non-profit research organization that works to advance the use of renewable energy technologies. Mr. Miller has also been a member of the staffs of the World Resources Institute (1984-86), the Natural Resources Defense Council (1978-84), where he was lead counsel in litigation that led to the implementation of minimum energy efficiency standards for appliances, and the Environmental Law Institute (1974-77). He was twice a Fulbright Scholar, in Japan (1987) and Australia (1977). Mr. Miller is the author of numerous books and articles including Environmental Regulation: Law, Science and Policy (with R. Percival, C. Schroeder, and J. Leape, 8th ed. 2018), and Green Gold : Japan, Germany, the United States and the Race for Environmental Technology (with C. Moore, 1994). Among the journals in which his articles have appeared are Technology Review, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Issues in Science and Technology, Environmental Science & Technology, Natural Resources & Environment, and numerous law reviews.

    Mr. Miller graduated from Cornell University in 1971 with an A.B. in Government and from the University of Michigan in 1974 with a J.D. and Master’s in Public Policy.

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    Robert V. Percival

    Robert V. Percival is the Robert F. Stanton Professor of Law and the Director of the Environmental Law Program at the University of Maryland School of Law. Professor Percival joined the Maryland faculty in 1987 after serving as senior attorney for the Environmental Defense Fund. While in law school, he served as managing editor of the Stanford Law Review and was named the Nathan Abbott Scholar for graduating first in his class. Percival served as a law clerk for Judge Shirley M. Hufstedler of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Byron R. White. Percival also served as a special assistant to the first U.S. Secretary of Education.

    Percival is internationally recognized as a leading scholar and teacher in environmental law. Since 1992 he has been the principal author of the country's most widely used casebook in environmental law, Environmental Regulation: Law, Science & Policy, now in its seventh edition ( He is the author of more than 100 publications that focus on environmental law, federalism, presidential powers, regulatory policy and legal history. Percival has taught as a visiting professor of law at Harvard Law School in 2000 and 2009 and at Georgetown University Law Center in 2005 and 2011. He received the University System of Maryland Board of Regents’ ‘Faculty Award for Collaborative Teaching’ in 2005 and in 2007 he was named the University's 'Teacher of the Year.’ In 2014 Percival received the ‘Senior Distinguished Education Award’ from the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law in recognition of his outstanding teaching and contributions to the field of environmental law ( He teaches Environmental Law, a Global Environmental Law Seminar, Constitutional Law, and Administrative Law.

    During the spring semester 2008 Percival taught as a J. William Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer at the China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing. In 1994 taught as a Fulbright scholar at Comenius University Law School in Slovakia. Percival is a highly popular guest lecturer who has given hundreds of guest lectures, paper presentations, and workshops in 29 countries on six continents. In 2009 he represented the U.S. Department of State on a lecture tour of China. He has delivered guest lectures at more than 40 U.S. academic institutions, at 27 Chinese universities and before numerous professional associations and government agencies. Percival has served as the Natural Resource Law Institute Distinguished Visitor at Lewis & Clark College of Law, as a visiting professor of law at the University of Chile where he helped establish South America's first environmental law clinic, and as a high-level visiting foreign expert at Shanghai Jiaotong University’s KoGuan Law School. He has taught summer courses at Shandong University, Vermont Law School, the University of British Columbia and the University of Aberdeen in Scotland.

    Percival has played a leading role in conceptualizing the new field of global environmental law. He maintains a website and weekly blog on this subject which appears at and at Percival has led seven environmental law student field trips to China and two to the Middle East. He is a member of the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law and one of the founding members of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law. In 2009 he delivered Pace Law School's Lloyd K. Garrison Lecture and in 2015 he delivered the Wallace Stegner Lecture at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law.

    Percival has served on the Board of Directors of the Environmental Law Institute and as co-chair of the steering committee of the D.C. Bar's Section on Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources Law. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute, the American College of Environmental Lawyers, and the National Committee on U.S./China Relations. Percival has served as the contributing editor for Environment and Natural Resources for the Federal Circuit Bar Journal, as a special master for the U.S. District Court of Maryland, and as a member of the state of Maryland's Environmental Restoration and Development Task Force.

    James P. Leape

    Jim has worked in conservation for more than 3 decades.

    A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, Jim began his career as an environmental lawyer - bringing environmental protection cases in the United States, advising the United Nations Environment Programme in Nairobi, Kenya, and co-authoring the leading American text on environmental law.

    Jim first joined WWF in the US in 1989, and for 10 years led their conservation programmes around the world, serving as Executive Vice President. In that role, he helped shape the global strategy of the WWF Network and represented WWF in many international fora.

    From 2001 to 2005, he directed the conservation and science initiatives of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, one of the largest philanthropies in the US.

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