Basics of Environmental Law



 



Welcome to LawShelf’s video course on the basics of environmental law. This course takes you through the federal laws and regulations that seek to protect our environment. It discusses landmark legislation such as the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and Endangered Species Act and looks at how these laws are administered by the Environmental Protection Agency.

This is an introductory level course and no prior knowledge of law is required.

We will start the course by looking at remedies for environmental damages that are available under the common-law and standard tort rules, few though they are. We will look at environmental lawsuits based on trespass, nuisance and negligent and strict liability tort causes of action. We will also look at anti—SLAPP laws that many states have passed to protect people who file lawsuits against big companies for environmental and other injuries.



Image

Environmental Law Under the Common Law - Module 1 of 5


Image

Air Pollution Prevention Under the Clean Air Act - Module 2 of 5


Image

Drinking Water and Aquatic Resource Protection - Module 3 of 5


Image

The Regulation of Environmental Contaminants in Commerce - Module 4 of 5


Image

The Management of Public Lands and Wildlife - Module 5 of 5


Final Exam only needs to be taken by those seeking to earn the Digital Badge credentials for this course.