Rethinking Environmental Law: Why Environmental Laws Should Conform to the Laws of Nature

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Sturm College of Law


Earth System, Universal laws of nature, Environmental policies


Challenging historic assumptions about human relationships with nature, Jan G. Laitos examines how environmental laws have addressed environmental problems in the past, and the reasons for the laws' inability to successfully prevent environmental contamination and alterations of critical environmental systems. This forward-thinking book offers a creative and organic alternative to traditional but ultimately unsuccessful environmental rules, highlighting that established approaches to existential threats impacting our natural environment cannot be relied upon.

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Copyright is held by the author. User is responsible for all copyright compliance. The book is published by Edward Elgar.