June 01, 2016 Ready Resources

READY RESOURCES: Ready Resources in Environmental Law

Searching for additional resources in environmental law? Take a look at the ABA publications below and check out the helpful links to website resources hosted by the GPSolo Division and the ABA. To order any of the products listed below, call the ABA Service Center at 800/285-2221 or visit our website at shopaba.org.


Technology Tips for Lawyers and Other Business Professionals

By Jeffrey Allen and Ashley Hallene (ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division; 2016; 5150487; $59.95; ABA member price $53.95; GPSolo member price $47.95)

This book provides short tips on a wide range of technology issues. The tips emanate from GPSolo programs and are designed to help both the seasoned tech person as well as the novice.

Beyond the Fracking Wars: A Guide for Lawyers, Public Officials, Planners, and Citizens

Edited by Erica Levine Powers and Beth Kinne (ABA Section of State and Local Government Law; 2013; 5330228; $119.95; ABA member price $99.95)

This accessible reference offers a comprehensive discussion of the potential issues, conflicts, and processes involved in unconventional shale oil and gas resources.

Brownfields: A Comprehensive Guide to Redeveloping Contaminated Property, Third Edition

By Todd S. Davis and Scott A. Sherman (ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources; 2010; 5350192; $219.95)

This book provides the detailed background necessary to make informed decisions in implementing effective redevelopment strategies. It brings together information from more than 100 experts on everything from funding sources to resolving legal, business, financial, and political issues.

CERCLA, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (Superfund), Second Edition

By Carole Stern Switzer and Peter Gray (ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources; 2008; 5350174; $69.95)

This quick and convenient guide details the history of CERCLA and the reasons that it was enacted, and provides a concise overview of the act and the regulations implementing it.

The Clean Air Act Handbook, Fourth Edition

Edited by Julie R. Domike and Alec C. Zacaroli (ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources; 2016; 5350255; $129.95)

This newly updated resource provides a broad and balanced perspective of the Clean Air Act and EPA’s implementing regulations and policy guidance.

The Clean Water Act Handbook, Third Edition

Edited by Mark A. Ryan (ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources; 2011; 5350207; $129.95)

Written by 21 of the country’s most knowledgeable experts on the federal Clean Water Act (CWA), this updated guide is a definitive practical resource to the provisions and complexities of the CWA and how it continues to evolve.

Endangered Species Act: Law, Policy, and Perspectives, Second Edition

Edited by Donald C. Baur and Wm. Robert Irvin (ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources; 2010; 5350185B; $139.95)

This updated edition is an authoritative guide to the history of the Endangered Species Act, its most critical sections, the twists and turns of its implementation, and the cutting-edge issues facing the protection of endangered wildlife and its habitat.

Environmental Aspects of Real Estate and Commercial Transactions: From Brownfields to Green Buildings, Fourth Edition

Edited by James B. Witkin (ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources; 2011; 5350206; $199.95)

This comprehensive guide examines the issues, problems, and pitfalls involved in the intersection of real estate, business, and environmental law, covering the entire range of environmental issues that arise when real estate is developed, operated, sold, or financed.

Environmental Litigation: Law and Strategy

Edited by Cary R. Perlman (ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources; 2009; 5350178; $129.95)

This book provides expert, practical guidance on the most critical areas in this rapidly changing area of the law. Contributors to this volume are drawn from a variety of settings, including academia, government, and private practice.

The Evolution of Natural Resources Law and Policy

Edited by Lawrence J. MacDonnell and Sarah F. Bates (ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources; 2010; 5350182; $109.95)

This book considers current challenges in the law and offers ideas about the future while demonstrating that the role of the federal government continues to be a complex one as markets and private actors become more visible participants in the current policy arena.

Global Climate Change and U.S. Law, Second Edition

By Michael B. Gerrard and Jody Freeman (ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources; 2014; 5350250; $119.95)

This balanced, readable book has been hailed as the best single reference source on the subject. It is a sure and reliable guide through the multiplicity of climate-related treaties, laws, regulations, and tax measures at all levels of government.

Green Building and Sustainable Development: The Practical Legal Guide

Edited by Jonathan E. Furr, Nicole C. Kibert, James T. Mayer, and Shannon D. Sentman (ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law; 2009; 5430503; $179.95)

This guide gives lawyers the necessary information to understand and assist clients in establishing themselves as leaders in the area, helping them take advantage of government incentive programs, enhance marketing opportunities, and lower operating expenses in anticipation of rising utility costs.

Green Building and the Construction Lawyer: A Practical Guide to Transactional and Litigation Issues

Edited by Melissa A. Beutler, Matt Devries, Edward B. Gentilcore, Christopher D. Montez, and Tracy L. Steedman (ABA Book Publishing; 2014; 5570233; $159.95)

This book offers a primer focused on the special needs of the construction practitioner and provides explanations and insights into issues that all construction lawyers should understand in order to meet their clients’ needs and expectations.

Land Use Regulation: A Legal Analysis and Practical Application of Land Use Law, Third Edition

By Peter W. Salsich Jr. and Timothy J. Tryniecki (ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law; 2015; 5430867; $139.95)

A convenient and practical resource for understanding and handling typical land use problems, this volume brings together all applicable land use doctrines in a succinct, easy-to-use format. It is a useful reference for real estate specialists, general practitioners, and planning officials alike.

The Law of Adaptation to Climate Change: U.S. and International Aspects

Edited by Michael B. Gerrard and Katrina Fischer Kuh (ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources; 2012; 5350233; $149.95)

A comprehensive resource of laws aimed at increasing resilience and reducing vulnerability to climate change, this state-of-the-art compendium examines how laws are being modified, finessed, or imagined to deal with the impacts of climate change.

The Law of Clean Energy: Efficiency and Renewables

Edited by Michael B. Gerrard (ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources; 2011; 5350208; $129.95)

Clearly explaining the role that efficiency and renewables will play in combating climate change, this book covers energy efficiency laws at federal, state, and local levels.

The Law of Environmental Justice: Theories and Procedures to Address Disproportionate Risks, Second Edition

Edited by Michael B. Gerrard and Sheila R. Foster (ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources; 2008; 5350167; $119.95)

This book comprehensively examines the sources of environmental justice law and how evolving regulations and important court decisions impact projects around the country.

The Shale Energy Revolution: A Lawyer’s Guide

Edited by Barclay Nicholson and Sarah Casey (ABA Section of Litigation; 2015; 5310434; $59.95)

This book is a one-stop source for shale play information and litigation involving shale plays, and addresses the vast new wave of litigation issues resulting from the fast-paced and unconventional growth of the shale gas industry.

GPSolo Division Links

“Inspect, Detect, Correct: Managing Environmental Risks,” GPSolo magazine, April/May 2003: tinyurl.com/gttcn2e

Resource page for starting and running a law firm: tinyurl.com/clwojlp

Solo/Small Firm Forms Library: ambar.org/gpsoloforms

Sponsors page: tinyurl.com/7bzft7p

Other Links from the ABA

ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources: americanbar.org/environ
ABA Solo and Small Firm Resource Center: ambar.org/soloandsmallfirms