Carolina Academic Press

Welcome to CAP Law

CAP Law Carolina Academic Press
Search:

Closing the Circle


Closing the Circle book jacket View Table of Contents and Introductory Material

Closing the Circle

Environmental Justice in Indian Country

by James M. Grijalva

2008 $37.00 240 pp paper ISBN: 978-1-59460-341-9 LCCN 2007044667

Teacher's Manual available

Tags: Environmental/Energy and Resources Law

Order 'Closing the Circle' Order now with 10% Internet Discount


This book analyzes how an anomalous confluence of federal environmental, administrative and Indian law exacerbates environmental injustice in Indian country, but also offers its most promising solution. The modern environmental law paradigm of federal-state partnerships falters in Indian country where state regulatory jurisdiction is constrained by federal Indian law. A resulting void of effective environmental regulation threatens the cultural survival of American Indian tribes, who face air and water contamination from a legacy of federally encouraged natural resource development. A potential solution for closing the circle of national environmental protection accords sovereign tribal governments a state-like status. The book examines comprehensively the tribal treatment-as-a-state approach first developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and later codified by Congress in amendments to most of the major environmental laws, as well as federal cases brought by states and non-Indians challenging the EPA’s and tribes’ authority to make binding value judgments about Indian country environmental protection.


Complimentary Copy RequestIf you are a professor teaching in this field you may request a complimentary copy.


700 Kent St, Durham NC 27701. (919) 489-7486, Fax (919) 493-5668
Home | About Us | Comp Copy Information | Contact Us | Order Status | © CAP 2014