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General Environmental Law


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Portals

Cornell Law School, Legal Information Institute, Environmental Law: An Overview
http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/index.php/Environmental_law
Provides a brief overview of the topic with a sidebar menu of links to primary source material (e.g., state and federal statutes, judicial decisions, and regulations) and key internet sources.

Justia: Environmental Law Overview
http://www.justia.com/real-estate/environmental/
This page is part of Justia's Legal Practice Areas portal, which provides overviews and links to relevant web resources, laws, news, glossaries, blogs, and blog posts, lawyers & attorneys.

Pace Law School Energy Project
http://www.pace.edu/lawschool/energy/
Part of the Pace Law School's environmental law program, this project works at the nexus of environmental law, energy law, and economic policy. We use research, education and advocacy to promote sustainable energy as a means of reducing the global burden of pollution.

Environmental Professional's Homepage
http://www.clay.net/
A work platform designed specifically for environmental consultants and remediation professionals. Includes information on federal and state government agencies and regulations, health and safety issues, professional associations, conferences bulletins, The EP Virtual Desktop, legislation, search engines, and EPA-ERTP training courses.
Publisher: John N. Clay.

Environmental Law Net
http://lawvianet.com/
Access legislation, regulations, court and agency decisions, agency documents and databases, compliance information, enforcement and litigation resources, and property and business transaction information. It also provides environmental law news, a desk reference page, conference and event information and more.
Publisher: David S. Blackmar. Design & Technical Support by Montelis Communications.

United States Government Information

Code of Federal Regulations Title 40 - Protection of Environment
http://cfr.law.cornell.edu/cfr/cfr.php?title=40
For more federal regulations, check the index to the Code of Federal Regulations at KF70 .A3 or search the CFR at http://www.gpoaccess.gov/cfr/index.html.

Environmental Protection Agency
http://www.epa.gov/
Although it contains a great deal of information, this site is relatively easy to negotiate. You can Browse by Topic, view an alphabetical list of Programs or Programs by Topic, or use the About EPA section to find a specific Office within the EPA. Besides the information provided in each Office's section, there are Laws, Regulations, and Dockets; Information Sources including publications, an electronic reading room (under FOIA), and an FAQ; and many databases and other tools providing environmental information about Where You Live. There is also a good search engine.

Environmental Protection Agency: Office of Research and Development (ORD)
http://www.epa.gov/ord/
The scientific research arm of EPA.

Department of Commerce: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
http://www.noaa.gov/
The site index and site map let you access NOAA pages by topic. But you have to scroll more than halfway down the page to find links to the major Organizations or Services within NOAA and to the Offices of International and Legislative Affairs.

Department of Energy
http://www.energy.gov/
Use the links in the left column to link to information on the Environment and Health, including the Office of Environmental Management, which has links to current and proposed laws, regulations, congressional testimony, and compliance agreements; the Office of Environment, Safety and Health; and the National Environmental Policy Act Program. The Science & Technology division has a number of environmental projects, including Climate Change, and information resources.

Department of Health and Human Services:

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: National Center for Environmental Health
    http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/
    NCEH strives to promote health and quality of life by preventing or controlling those diseases or deaths that result from interactions between people and their environment.
  • Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
    http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/
    ATSDR's congressional mandate is to perform specific functions concerning the effect on public health of hazardous substances in the environment.

Department of the Interior:

Global Change Research Information Office (GCRIO)
http://www.gcrio.org/
Provides access to data and information on climate change research, adaptation/mitigation strategies and technologies, and global change-related educational resources on behalf of the various U.S. federal agencies that are involved in the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP).

State Information

Illinois Statutes on Environmental Safety
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs2.asp?ChapterID=36
Chapter 415 of the Illinois Compiled Statutes is only the main grouping of Illinois statutes on this topic. For more Illinois statutes, check the index to the Illinois Compiled Statutes at KFI1230.3 .A3, or search the statutes at http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs.asp.

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
http://www.epa.state.il.us/
Includes links to statutes, rules and regulations; forms and publications; information about the IEPA and its programs; news releases; public notices; and enforcement orders.

Illinois Pollution Control Board's
http://www.ipcb.state.il.us/
Includes current and proposed Illinois environmental statutes and regulations, Board and court decisions made under the Illinois Environmental Protection Act, Board publications, case and rulemaking files, hearing transcripts, and daily filings.

Organizations

ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources
http://www.abanet.org/environ/

Earthjustice
http://www.earthjustice.org/
Non-profit public interest law firm dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment.

EnviroLink Network
http://www.envirolink.org
Non-profit organization that has been providing access to thousands of online environmental resources since 1991.

Environmental Organization WebDirectory!
http://www.webdirectory.com/
Links to a wide range of environmental organizations.

Georgetown Environmental Law and Policy Institute (GELPI)
http://www.law.georgetown.edu/gelpi/
Mission of GELPI is to conduct research and education on legal and policy issues relating to protection of the environment and conservation of natural resources. Site includes academic papers on select topics.

Environmental Working Group
http://www.ewg.org
Specializing in environmental investigations since 1993. site includes reports by scientists, engineers, policy experts, lawyers, and computer programmers, based on government data, legal documents, scientific studies, and EWG's own laboratory tests.

Natural Resources Defense Council
http://www.nrdc.org
NRDC uses law, science and the support of more than 1 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things.

Databases and Current Awareness

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