THE ENERGY CRISIS AND ENVIRONMENTAL LAW: PARADOX OF CONFLICT AND REINFORCEMENT

The roots of the energy and environmental crises lie in the value structures and economic behavior of modern society. The response to these crises has been to the symptoms rather than the deep rooted causes. The new body of law dealing with energy and environment also reflects only the symptoms. Policy and laws relating to each independant crisis have come into conflict with each other. The National Environmental Policy Act comes the closest to outlining priorities for the future of the environment that are compatible with energy needs. However, the Act has not been well administered. The role of the courts in these environment energy controversies is to mediate and clarify policy, they cannot solve the underlying policies. A restructuring of policies compatible with envolving realities is needed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    New York Law School

    57-59 Worth Street
    New York, NY  United States  10013
  • Authors:
    • Caldwell, L K
  • Publication Date: 1975-3

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  • Pagination: p. 751-801
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00126120
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1975 12:00AM