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Climate change. Environmental toxins. Ozone depletion. Mass extinctions and species at risk. The growing recognition of the fragility of the world's ecosystems, and the growing emphasis placed on sustainable development and responsible resource management has placed the environment at the forefront of Canada's social, political and, inevitably, legal agenda. The reach of environmental laws can now extend into everyday commercial transactions, corporate takeovers, real estate development, and criminal prosecution – virtually every area of legal practice.
Newly revised and thoroughly updated, the Halsbury's Environment (2013 Reissue) title provides a clear and straightforward understanding of the maze of laws, regulations and legal issues that frame the subject area of environmental law.
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Professor Alastair R. Lucas, Q.C., B.A., LL.B., LL.M., is a professor of law at the University of Alberta ‘s Faculty of Law. During his tenure with the Faculty of Law, he has served as Executive Director of the Canadian Institute of Resources Law and as Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Studies). He is currently the Faculty's Acting Dean, and also an Adjunct Professor in the Environmental Science Program of the University of Calgary, Faculty of Environmental Design. Professor Lucas has been consultant and policy advisor to several government departments, held numerous professional appointments, and served as a member of the Governing Council of the International Bar Association's Section on Energy and Natural Resources Law. He serves as a Trustee of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation and a Special Legal Advisor to the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation. Professor Lucas is co-General Editor of Canadian Environmental Law, 2nd Edition (LexisNexis Butterworths).
Roger Cotton is a Barrister and Solicitor practicing in Stratford, Ontario. He is the former head of the Environmental, Health and Safety Group at Torys LLP in Toronto and New York. During his tenure at Torys, Roger was recognized as Toronto's "most frequently recommended" environmental lawyer and expert. Mr. Cotton is co-General Editor of Canadian Environmental Law, 2nd Edition (LexisNexis).
In addition, the Environment title benefits from the combined expertise of many of Canada's leading environmental law specialists.
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