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GEP 336: U.S. Environmental Law

Researching Federal and California environmental laws & regulations

Environmental Law

salt pondsWhat's in this guide?

Summary of the Process: How laws go from bills to regulations; definitions of legislative terms; citing legal resources.

Bills: How state and Federal bills become law; links to key resources for finding full-text of bills.

Public Laws & Statutes: How & where to find laws before they become codified.

Codes: Laws arranged by subject into state and Federal codes.

Regulations: Rules and regulations for implementing and interpreting the laws.

Case Law: How have the courts interpreted the laws?

Background Information: Newspapers and journals for finding background information and news on specific laws.

[photo: Cargill Salt Ponds, flickr Creative Commons]

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