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Environment in the Courtroom, Volume II


Edited by Alastair R. Lucas and Allan E. Ingelson

$124.99 HC / $64.99 PB (S)

488 pages

6 x 9 inches

978-1-77385-378-9 (Hardback)

978-1-77385-379-6 (Paperback)

978-1-77385-381-9 (Institutional PDF)

978-1-77385-382-6 (ePub)

January 2023

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About the Book

Building and expanding on the essential reference Environment in the Courtroom, this is an examination of key topics in contemporary environmental law and policy with a focus on issues that have, or potentially could be, the subject of decisions by courts, regulatory agencies, and international bodies.

Courts, regulatory tribunals, and international bodies are often seen as a last line of defense for environmental protection. Governmental bodies at the national and provincial level enact and enforce environmental law, and their decisions and actions are the focus of public attention and debate. Court and tribunal decisions may have significant effects on environmental outcomes, corporate practices, and raise questions of how they may best be effectively and efficiently enforced on an ongoing basis.

Environment in the Courtroom, Volume II examines major contemporary environmental issues from an environmental law and policy perspective. Expanding and building upon the concepts explored in Environment in the Courtroom, it focuses on issues that have, or potentially could be, the subject of judicial and regulatory tribunal processes and decisions. This comprehensive work brings together leading environmental law and policy specialists to address the protection of the marine environment, issues in Canadian wildlife protection, and the enforcement of greenhouse gas emissions regulation.

Drawing on a wide range of viewpoints, Environment in the Courtroom, Volume II asks specific questions about and provides detailed examination of Canada’s international climate obligations, carbon pricing, trading and emissions regulations in oil production, agriculture, and international shipping, the protection of marine mammals and the marine environment, Indigenous rights to protect and manage wildlife, and much more. This is an essential book for students, scholars, and practitioners of environmental law.

About the Editors

Alastair R. Lucas, Q.C. is a Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Fellow at the Canadian Institute of Resource Law, University of Calgary. He has served as an Acting Member of Alberta’s Energy Resources Conservation Board, as a Policy Advisor at Environment Canada, and as consul to the Nunavut Water Board and Alberta Environmental Appeals Board.

Allan Ingelson is a Professor in the Faculty of Law, University of Calgary, and Executive Director of the Canadian Institute of Resources Law. His research focuses on Canadian and international energy, mining and environmental issues.

With Contributions By: Diego Almeida, Nigel Bankes, Jamie Benidickson, Scott A. Carrière, Peter J. Cullen, Shanti Dogra, John Donihee, Robert Hamilton, Allan Ingelson, Sara Jaremko, Alexander Kirby, Arlene Kwasniak, Peter L’Esperance, Suzanne Lalonde, Sophie Lavallée, Catherine A. LeBlanc, Georgia Lloyd-Smith, Alastair R. Lucas, A. William Moreira, Magdalena Muir, Doug Neasloss, Linda Nowlan, Peter Pamel, David W. Poulton, Fenner L. Stewart, Christopher J. Stewart, Hélène Trudeau, Dyna Tuytel, Gilbert Van Nes, Margot Venton, Douglas Wallace, Daniel Watt, Robert C. Wilkins, and David V. Wright