Summary of Environmental Law in North America

Brief Table of Contents
1. Introduction to the Legal System
2. Institutional Framework for Environmental Protection
3. Constitutional Provisions
4. General Environmental Law and Policies
5. Environmental Information
6. Public Participation
7. Environmental Impact Assessment
8. Protection of the Atmosphere
9. Protection and Management of Water Resources
10. Protection of the Oceans and Coastal Areas
11. Chemical Substances and Products
12. Waste Management
13. Contaminated Sites
14. Environmental Emergencies
15. Private Land Use Planning and Management
16. Environmental Management of Public Lands
17. Conservation of Biological Diversity and Wildlife
18. Mining
19. Agriculture
20. Forests and Forest Management
21. Energy
22. Transportation
23. Military or Federal Facilities
24. Other Environmental Issues
25. Transboundary and International Issues