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Tuesday, November 2, 2021
A Comprehensive Overview of Environmental Governance
Two leading environmental law scholars — Hillhouse Professor at Yale University Daniel Esty ’86 and E. Donald Elliott ’74 — have published a new textbook on how environmental law is made as well as a comprehensive overview of the current and developing state of environmental governance in the United States.
Advanced Introduction to U.S. Environmental Law (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2021) explores how federal environmental law is made and how it interacts with state law, highlighting the important role that administrative agencies play in the creation, implementation, and enforcement of U.S. environmental law.
Geared toward environmental lawyers, business executives, NGO leaders, policymakers, and think tank analysts who work on environmental issues, the book covers major topics of environmental law including the Clean Air Act, climate change, the Safe Drinking Water Act, hazardous waste, chemical regulation, and occupational safety and health.
Esty holds primary appointments at the Yale School of the Environment and Yale Law School and a secondary appointment at the Yale School of Management. He serves as director of the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy and co-director of the Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance. He is the author or editor of 13 books and dozens of articles on environmental protection, regulatory reform, energy policy, and sustainability metrics, including their connections to corporate strategy, competitiveness, trade, and economic success.
Elliott is a leading scholar and practitioner in the fields of administrative and environmental law. He has been Professor of Law (adjunct) at Yale Law School and currently teaches at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University.