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Researching Environmental Law

Whether you are taking a course, conducting research, or otherwise have an interest in the area of environmental law, the following print and online sources are essential:

A. Treatises:
B. Study Aids:
C. News/Current Awareness/Litigation:
D. Important Environmental Statutes:
E. Regulations

Environmental Regulations can be found in the Code of Federal Regulations available on the Government Printing Office's Federal Digital System (FDSys) database. Visit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s website for more information about these regulations.

F. Environmental Law Databases

The Law Library subscribes to a number of databases specific to environmental law research and are accessible using the drop down menu under legal databases on the law library's website. These require access through the law library's Virtual Private Network (VPN).
  • Bloomberg BNA (Click "Bloomberg BNA databases by Subject" from the drop down menu under legal databases, then look at the databases listed under "Environment and Safety"). The following are a partial listing of the databases available: 
G. Free Websites


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