Lecture 7 - Site Restoration Law
recorded by: Yale University
published: April 29, 2012, recorded: February 2010, views: 2297
released under terms of: Creative Commons Attribution No Derivatives (CC-BY-ND)
Report a problem or upload filesIf you have found a problem with this lecture or would like to send us extra material, articles, exercises, etc., please use our ticket system to describe your request and upload the data.
Enter your e-mail into the 'Cc' field, and we will keep you updated with your request's status.
This lecture covers site restoration law by looking at the U.S. Navy's use of the island of Vieques as weapons testing ground. Vieques residents are filing a civil suit against the U.S. government, which raises issues of burden of proof, scientific certainty with respect to exposure amounts and health impacts, and how the government protects citizens from environmental hazards. Professor Wargo traces the evolution of site restoration law, from the National Environmental Policy Act in 1969 setting the stage for sustainable land use, to Superfund amendments in the late 1980s that mandated more stringent protection of citizens from toxics.
Wargo, Green Intelligence, chapters 5-8
Weinberg, Understanding Environmental Law, pp. 233-40, 282-304, and 327-32
Link this pageWould you like to put a link to this lecture on your homepage?
Go ahead! Copy the HTML snippet !