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Environmental Law Research Guide: California Materials

California Environmental Protection Agency

CalEPA (California Environmental Protection Agency) is the California state equivalent to the United States EPA. The Agency oversees the Air Resources Board, the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), the Department of Pesticide Regulation, the Department of Toxic Substances Control, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, and the State Water Resources Board

The California Code of Regulations contains the environmental regulations passed by the state of California. The state code can also be accessed in print on Level 2 of the Law Library, at the LA County Law Library, and at other area state depository libraries.

Secondary Sources

CEQA Deskbook by Ronald Bass (Call Number KFC .B37 2012, YRL) 

California Environmental and Natural Resources Law Handbook by Morrison & Foerster LLP (Call number KFC610.A45 C35, Law Library Stacks)

California Environmental Law & Land Use Practice by Kenneth A. Manaster ( KFC610 .A6 C35 Law Library Stacks & LexisAdvance (Law School affiliates only)).

California Environmental Scorecard: Annual Guide to Environmental Legislation and Votes by the California League of Conservation Voters (available online).

Other State Resources

50-State Surveys

These compiled surveys of state laws and regulations focus on specific areas of law including many environmental issues such as implementation of the Federal Clean Air Act or Federal Clear Water Act. A 50-State Survey is helpful when seeking an overview of the laws of multiple states. These can be located through the UCLA Law Library Catalog, LexisAdvance, WestlawNext, and HeinOnline.

State Specific Research Guides

Law schools throughout the United States and abroad often compile research guides much like this one, but tailored to their state resources. To locate these research guides, run a search in Google (ex. [state name] environmental law research guide).

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