This volume provides a simple and practical explanation of the most important aspects of EC environment law. It introduces the EC and its institutions, explains the main environmental laws - air and noise, chemicals and industrial risks, nature conservation, waste and water - how these laws can be used, how EC law is made and how to influence its development. It includes useful case studies and suggestions for further reading to those wishing to carry out further research in a particular area.
Table of Contents
Part I Background Information: The EC and its Institutions * Sources of EC Environmental Policy and Law * Reading EC Environmental Laws. Part II EC Laws for the Protection of the Environment: Some General EC Environmental Laws * Air and Noise * Chemicals and Industrial Risks * Nature Conservation * Waste * Water. Part III Using EC Law to Protect the Environment: Using EC Environmental Laws in the Member States * Suing the State for its Failure to Comply with EC Environmental Law * What do National Courts Have to do to Make Sure that EC Environmental Laws are Applied? * Making a Complaint to the Commission * Sending Petitions to the Parliament and Getting Help from MEPs * Making a Complaint to the European Ombudsman. Part IV Influencing Future Environmental Laws * How are EC Laws Made? How to Influence Future EC Environmental Laws. Part V Finding Out More: Where to Find Out More * The EC's Organization, Useful Contacts and Addresses * Further Reading * Index
Dorothy Gillies is a lawyer and lecturer in law at the University of Glasgow. She has worked in the European Parliament and in the European Commission's Directorate-General XI for Environment, Nuclear Safety and Civil Protection