chapter  9
24 Pages

Environmental Law

Environmental law is a fascinating and fast-growing eld of law. It is fascinating because it encompasses so many other areas of law covered in this book. Environmental law deals with property rights and torts as society debates the acceptable uses of the earth’s resources. It raises questions of constitutional law under due process and other clauses of both state and federal constitutions. As governmental agencies, most notably the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), are highly involved in the protection of the environment, it involves administrative law. Even the criminal law may be invoked against persons who deliberately harm the environment.