ENV-3035 Law and the Environment, Winter, Mon and Wed, 14:30-15:45
This course provides an introduction to Canadian environmental law, including common law and statutory regimes. Topics include endangered species, air, water and waste management, toxic pollutants, contaminated land, resource development, the division of constitutional powers, regulatory approaches, environmental assessment, monitoring and enforcement, and environmental torts. The socio-economic, political, and scientific backgrounds of environmental problems are also considered. Current Canadian examples are used to illustrate the concepts, problems and solutions discussed.