The Importance Of Environmental Law

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Environmental Law is something that the USA once pioneered on and then slowly began to fall behind on. Environmental Law may not be one of the oldest type of laws but it is one of the most complex. There are laws that are then regulations that are controlled and fulfilled by an agency. There are many steps, layers and systems that make it a difficult area to comprehend and learn. On top of that the world is changing and science is evolving making changes more prevalent and seen as vital. Environmental Law after a 30-year period of slowing down, it began to pick up the pace again in the 1990s’s. It had become one of the fastest growing law practices within the USA. One of the most prefunding and true statements in this area is “environmental statues certainly are complex, and the labyrinth of regulation they have spawned are even more so…a body of law that is epic in …show more content…
In the case of The State of Wyoming vs, U.S. Department of Interior et al. (2016). It is a case about fracking. The ruling for the case by the US district judge was the declaration that fracking unlawful and “lacks common sense”; the main reason for the ruling was due to the fact that giving the power to the Department of Interior would infringe on Federal matters. For the EPA is in charge of those matters.
The list of reasons why environmental law is so complex can honestly go on and on. An example of a list is the list of types of laws within the Water Pollution Statue; there are six different scopes of law within this one statue (Laska, 1973, pg 34). That alone is hard get one’s head around. There are over 200 changes to the Clean Water Act (CWA, pg 19-24). One cannot memorize everything it just cannot be done. Environmental Law is continually changing and there is no simple way or one way to analyse it. There are steps that make up a process that is different depending on which academia in this area is

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