Perspectives on 40 Years of Environmental Law

Denis Binder

Chapman University, The Dale E. Fowler School of Law

September 2, 2011

Environmental Law is 40 years old as a distinct body of law. This article is my historical perspective from 4 decades of teaching Environmental Law, emphasizing the early issues that set the foundations for today's Environmental Law, as well as the background in Administrative Law, Land Use Planning and Natural Resources Law that were the seeds of Environmental Law, the issues that blossomed, the issues that disappeared, and those that remain with us. The article contains kudos to the pioneers in the area. We note the changes in paradigms from resource exploitation to resource conservation and from the Master Builder to the Environmentalist.

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Date posted: September 3, 2011 ; Last revised: November 18, 2012

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Binder, Denis, Perspectives on 40 Years of Environmental Law (September 2, 2011). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1921492 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1921492

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Chapman University, The Dale E. Fowler School of Law ( email )
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Orange, CA 92866-1099
United States

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