The main question the author poses is: what have environmentalism and environmental regulation contributed to the law? In other words, is environmental law a legitimate field of law? The author answers these questions by discussing the origins and legal foundations of environment law. However, he still questions whether environmental law will someday be extinct. In discussing the jurisprudential sources of environmental law he focuses on legal positivism; sociological jurisprudence; and the legal revolution that focuses on ecosystem integrity concerns of future generations. The discussion continues about the birth of environmental law as a way to compel administrative agencies, private industry and local governments to adopt a ndw process of making decisions. The article next challenges the contention of environmental law that nature will remain in balance if not disturbed. The article ends by the author identifying five principles to guide environmental law decision processes in the future.
Tarlock, A. Dan
"Is There a There There in Environmental Law?,"
Florida State University Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law: Vol. 19
, Article 1.
Available at: https://ir.law.fsu.edu/jluel/vol19/iss2/1