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Legislative Bodies, Government Agencies and Other Organizations
Selected Legislative and Regulatory Materials
Energy Publications and Legislative Updates
The National Conference of State Legislatures tracks energy trends in state legislation including energy efficiency, energy security and fossil energy.
Flood Insurance Laws
compiled by FEMA
Georgia's "Solar Power Free-Market Financing Act of 2015"
codified at O.C.G.A. 46-3-1 (4)
Improving Child Nutrition Integrity and Access Act of 2016
This bipartisan bill unanimously passed by the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee on January 20, 2016, is seen as providing strong support for a Farm-to-School grant program.
Benefits of Farm-to-School Projects: Healthy Eating and Physical Activity for School Children
Field Hearing before the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, United States Senate, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, First Session, May 15, 2009
Current Awareness and Other Resources
Facing Catastrophe: Environmental Action for a Post-Katrina World by
Call Number: GE180 .V47 2010 Basement
NOTE: this author will deliver the Keynote Address during the conference.
As Hurricane Katrina vividly revealed, disaster policy in the United States is broken and needs reform. What can we learn from past disasters, storms, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides, and wildfires about preparing for and responding to future catastrophes? How can these lessons be applied in a future threatened by climate change? In this bold contribution to environmental law, Robert Verchick argues for a new perspective on disaster law that is based on the principles of environmental protection. His prescription boils down to three simple commands: Go Green, Be Fair, and Keep Safe.
Food, Farming, and Sustainability by
Call Number: KF1682 .S36 2011 Balcony
Agricultural law is the study of the unique network of laws that apply to the production, marketing, and sale of agricultural products -- the food we eat, the natural fibers we wear, and increasingly, the bio-fuels that run our vehicles. Traditionally, agriculture has been favored with exemptions, exceptions, and special rules that reflect the uniqueness and the political power of the industry. In recent years, the study of agricultural law has expanded beyond its traditional scope to include issues of food safety and sustainability. Popular interest in agriculture has increased as consumers seek to know more about their food and where it comes from. This book provides an issues-based study of these complex topics. It is divided into units designed to introduce some of the critical legal issues facing the industry and consumers today including: federal farm programs, the structure of farms and industrialized agriculture, environmental concerns, migrant labor issues, farm animal welfare, agricultural commercial law, and other topics.
The Law of Clean Energy by
Call Number: KF2120 .L39 2011 Balcony
Written and organized to clearly explain the role that efficiency and renewables will play in combating climate change, this book covers energy efficiency laws at federal, state, and local levels. Topics range from tax and nontax incentives to the use of energy in different sectors and various renewable energy sources. Includes 50-state survey of actions on energy efficiency and renewables.
Global Climate Change and U. S. Law by
Call Number: KF3775 .G56 2014 Balcony
A vast body of U.S. law relevant to climate change has developed since publication of the first edition of Global Climate Change and U.S. Law in 2007, even while Congress has failed to pass a new comprehensive statute to address the climate challenge. This domestic legal regime, covered comprehensively in this updated volume, consists of federal greenhouse gas regulations issued under the Clean Air Act and federal energy efficiency statutes, new disclosure requirements imposed under the securities laws, as well as a variety of state and local initiatives and common law decisions by the courts. Recognizing that climate change is largely an energy problem, this edition adds a completely new section on energy regulation. Additional chapters now cover cap-and-trade regimes, climate-related water issues, agriculture and forestry, and the use of non-climate international agreements to reduce emissions and address climate impacts. The final new section focuses on issues previously seen as marginal but now of growing importance: climate adaptation, carbon capture and sequestration and geoengineering.
Urban Agriculture by
Call Number: KF1682 .U73 2015 Balcony
Interest in urban agriculture continues to flourish, and as a result more communities are faced with the demand for a variety of agricultural activities within the urban environment. Urban Agriculture is a current and practical resource examining all aspects of agricultural activities within non-rural settings, from neighborhood gardens and backyard livestock to commercial farming operations. It addresses the many land use, environmental, and regulatory legal issues that confront local governments, property owners, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and neighborhood groups when addressing urban gardening or farming. In addition, the authors describe and analyze the experiences of specific urban areas, providing perspectives on their different approaches, including those that have been successful, those that have not, and those not yet fully evaluated.
The Law of Green Buildings by
Call Number: KF5701 .L39 2010 Balcony
Examining the most important issues in achieving the goal of building more efficient and less damaging buildings, this book highlight the significant statutes and regulations as well as other legal issues that need to be considered when advising clients in the development, construction, financing, and leasing of a green building. Topics include federal incentive programs, financing, alternative energy, site selection, land use planning, green construction practices and materials, emerging legal issues, and the effects of climate change on planning and architectural design.
Tomain and Cudahy's Energy Law in a Nutshell, 2d by
Call Number: KF2120.Z9 T65 2011 Balcony
This title addresses the component parts of the energy fuel cycle, as well as the market and government policies that oversee it. This Nutshell describe in detail the country's traditional energy policy and also discusses the current challenges that confront it. Chapters cover the individual natural resources used to produce energy and the book concludes with the development of a clean energy policy for the future.
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