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Environmental Law

This guide lists resources for environmental law in print and online for both free and subscription based sites. The resources cover both Federal and Washington State laws, regulations, court opinions, and agency materials.

Federal Sources

Agency Resources

Many agencies have some involvement with the environment.  Here are just a few:

Secondary Sources

Environmental law can be complex to research as it may involve federal, state and local laws, as well as multiple disciplines. It may be helpful to start with some secondary sources, such as those listed below, to get some background or an overview of environmental law topics, which may help guide your research. 

  • Environmental Law in a Nutshell - KF3775 .Z9 F56 (Reserve, 3rd Floor)
  • Specialized Legal Research - Chapter on Environmental Law and Land Use Planning - KF240 .S64 (Reference Desk)
  • Understanding Environmental Law - KF3775 .W45 (3rd Floor)
  • Grad, Treatise on Environmental Law - KF3775 .G7 (2nd Floor and Lexis Advance)
  • Rodgers on Environmental Law -- KF3812 .R63 (2nd Floor and Westlaw)
  • Environmental Law Handbook - KF377 .E473 (3rd Floor)
  • Environment Reporter (BNA) - KF3775 .A6 E49 (2nd Floor and Bloomberg)


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