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EVST 255: Environmental Politics and Law (Spring 2010, Open Yale Courses). Instructor: Professor John Wargo.

Can law change human behavior to be less environmentally damaging? Law will be examined through case histories including: environmental effects of national security, pesticides, air pollution, consumer products, plastics, parks and protected area management, land use, urban growth and sprawl, public/private transit, drinking water standards, food safety, and hazardous site restoration. In each case we will review the structure of law and evaluate its strengths and weaknesses. (from oyc.yale.edu)

Course Curriculum

  • Lecture 01 – Introduction to the Course Unlimited
  • Lecture 02 – Principles and Strategies in Environmental Law Unlimited
  • Lecture 03 – Nuclear Experiments Unlimited
  • Lecture 04 – Nuclear Secrecy and Ecology Unlimited
  • Lecture 05 – Preparing for War: NEPA Unlimited
  • Lecture 06 – Marine Food-Chains: Mercury Unlimited
  • Lecture 07 – Site Restoration Law Unlimited
  • Lecture 08 – Chemically Dependent Agriculture Unlimited
  • Lecture 09 – Risk and Law: Pesticide Paradigm Unlimited
  • Lecture 10 – Safe Drinking Water: Science and Law Unlimited
  • Lecture 11 – Safety Claims and Free Speech: Preemption and Defamation Unlimited
  • Lecture 12 – Air Quality Law: Margins of Safety Unlimited
  • Lecture 13 – Vehicle Emissions and Public Transit Unlimited
  • Lecture 14 – The Quiet Revolution in Plastics Unlimited
  • Lecture 15 – The Tobacco Paradigm Unlimited
  • Lecture 16 – Evolution of Tobacco Law Unlimited
  • Lecture 17 – Land Use and Conservation Law: The Adirondack History Unlimited
  • Lecture 18 – Property Rights and Public Lands Management Unlimited
  • Lecture 19 – Land Use Law and Property Rights Unlimited
  • Lecture 20 – Managing Coastal Resources in an Era of Climate Change Unlimited
  • Lecture 21 – Certification: Design and Green Architecture Unlimited
  • Lecture 22 – Past and Future of Nuclear Power Unlimited
  • Lecture 23 – Renewable Energy Policies Unlimited
  • Lecture 24 – Reflection and Lessons Unlimited

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