A Primer on Environmental Law and Some Directions for the Future

20 Pages Posted: 16 Jun 2017

Date Written: June 15, 1991


This essay discussed a number of characteristics of environmental law in the early 1990s, delivered to Greek audiences as part of a Fulbright grant. It contains brief overviews of environmental law as it existed in the early 1990s, including environmental impact assessment, pollution control, environmental cleanup, and land and wildlife protection. The essay made of number of predictions about the direction of environmental law, all of which occurred at one time or another, but they have been resisted and sometimes overcome. Predictions are hazardous.

Keywords: environmental law, natural resouces law, wildlife law, land use

JEL Classification: H11, H41, H77, H82, K23, K32, N52, O13, O38, Q28, Q34, Q28, Q48, Q56, Q58, R58

Suggested Citation

Blumm, Michael C., A Primer on Environmental Law and Some Directions for the Future (June 15, 1991). Virginia Environmental Law Journal, Vol. 11, No. 381, 1992. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2986636

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