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Environmental Law Research Guide: Secondary Sources


Environmental Law Lexicon  by Nicholas Robinson

Available on Lexis Advance

This dictionary defines environmental terms of art aberrant to zero air. 


Getting Started in Print

Getting Started Online

Rodgers' Environmental Law By William H. Rodgers 

Available on Westlaw

This searchable treatise offers sections on Air and Water, Pesticides and Toxic Substances, and Hazardous Wastes and Substances. It discusses both federal and state laws. The treatise is updated throughout the year.

Environmental Enforcement: Civil & Criminal by Daniel Reisel

Available on Lexis Advance

As the title implies this treatise discusses the civil and criminal aspects of environmental laws including the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. This text also includes analysis of government guidance documents and citizen suits. 

State Environmental Law by Kenneth A. Manaster, Daniel P. Selmi

Available on Westlaw

Many federal environmental statutes are implemented at the state level, and this treatise is intended to assist you in locating those sources. The treatise explores state statutes and regulations while also exploring emerging topics in state environmental law.


Finding Materials in the Catalog

A useful method for searching the UCLA Catalog is to search by subject. It's similar to going grocery shopping to bake a cake for the first time, you look for the aisle with the flour and sugar knowing that the other baking ingredients are likely to be in that same aisle. Below is a list of useful subjects, just copy and paste these into the catalog and select "Subject list (start of)" from the drop down menu.

Environmental law--United States.

Environmental law--California.

United States. Clean Air Act.