Environmental Law: Cases and Materials, Third Edition
By: Meinhard Doelle, B.Sc., LL.B., LL.M., J.S.D., Chris Tollefson, B.A. (Hon.), LL.B., LL.M.
ISBN/ISSN/Product Number: 978-0-7798-8968-6
Product Type: Book
Number of Pages: Approximately 950 pages
Number of Volumes: 1 volume bound
Binding: softcover
Publication Date: 2019-05-27
Publisher: Carswell
Price: $139.00

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In this new edition of Canada's leading environmental law text, Professors Doelle and Tollefson provide a fully updated and greatly expanded treatise that will be instrumental to practitioners, students, and environmental professionals alike. It includes a comprehensive collection of cases, articles, commentary, notes and questions and covers a broad range of topics, including:

  • International Environmental Law
  • The Common Law
  • Jurisdiction over the Environment
  • Environmental Regulation
  • Compliance and Enforcement
  • Judicial Review of Environmental Decision-making
  • Federal Environmental Assessment
  • Parks and Protected Areas
  • Species Protection
  • Climate Change

With a primary focus on federal environmental law and practice, this third edition covers the current state of provincial, commonwealth and U.S. environmental law.

Additional information: Table of Contents (PDF)
About the Author

Meinhard Doelle, B.Sc., LL.B., LL.M., J.S.D., is a Professor at the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, in Halifax, where he specializes in environmental and energy law. He is an associate at the Marine & Environmental Law Institute (MELAW), and a senior fellow with the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). From 2000 to 2006, he served as a non-governmental member of the Canadian delegation to the UN climate change negotiations. In 2008, he was a visiting scholar at the Environmental Law Center of the IUCN in Bonn, Germany. Professor Doelle was the founding chair of the East Coast Environmental Law Association from 2007 until 2013. He led a provincial strategic assessment on tidal energy in 2007, served on the federal provincial environmental assessment panel for the Lower Churchill hydroelectric project in Labrador from 2009 to 2011, and co-chaired a panel on aquaculture in Nova Scotia in 2014. Professor Doelle has written on a variety of environmental law topics, including climate change, energy, invasive species, environmental assessments, and public participation in environmental decision-making. His most recent book is entitled The Paris Climate Agreement, Analysis and Commentary (Oxford University Press, 2017).

Chris Tollefson, B.A. (Hon.), LL.B., LL.M. (of the Bar of British Columbia) is a Professor at the University of Victoria, Faculty of Law where he specializes in environmental and natural resources law. He has a long-time interest in public interest litigation and experiential learning. He has written on a range of environmental and resource law-related topics including judicial review and access to justice, contaminated sites, certification and regulation, species at risk, forestry law, and trade and environment issues. For over twenty years, he was the executive director of the UVic Environmental Law Centre. He also served for many years as a director of the Ecojustice Canada, including several as national Chair. He has appeared before all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada, and has represented public interest clients in various regulatory and judicial hearings including proceedings relating to the Northern Gateway pipeline review, the Trans Mountain pipeline review and the Pacific NorthWest LNG environmental assessment. In 2016, he co-founded Canada’s first legal NGO focused on providing hands-on training for aspiring public interest environmental litigators — the Pacific Centre for Environmental Law and Litigation (CELL) — where he is currently executive director.