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PRL 195 - Environmental Law

Credits: 2
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
This course will cover an introduction to environmental law.  Exploration of the history and sources of environmental law will be reviewed.  Major statutory laws and regulations will be introduced.     
Prerequisite: PRL 102 , PRL 103 , PRL 112  
Competencies
  1. Examine Environmental Law History and Fundamentals
    1. Define Environmental Law
    2. Identify Legal Sources of Environmental Law
  2. Analyze Administrative Agencies in Environmental Law
    1. Distinguish between Federal and State Administrative Agencies
    2. Describe Function of Rule Making
    3. Compare Adjudicatory Functions                     
  3. Break Down the Roles and Functions of the Courts in Environmental Law
    1. Describe Common Law Causes of Action
    2. Discuss Criminal Application
    3. Explain Governmental Immunity                     
  4. Outline Constitutional Application in Environmental Law
    1. Explain the Executive Branch Impact
    2. Discuss Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses
    3. Define Fifth Amendment (Eminent Domain) Issues
  5. Examine Environmental Protection at the Local Level
    1. Explain Zoning Requirements
    2. Describe Land Use Regulation                     
  6. Analyze Environmental Protection at the International Level
    1. Describe Organizations Involved at the International Level
    2. Explain the United Nations Role
  7. Evaluate the Various Statutory Laws and Application
    1. Analyze National Environmental Policy Act
    2. Examine the Clean Air Act
    3. Investigate the Clean Water Act
    4. Research CERCLA, SARA, and EPCRA
    5. Outline Solid and Hazardous Waste (RCRA and TSCA)
    6. Compare Other Environmental Acts



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