Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Control of Pollution Law 2
Academic Year
Distance Learning

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Other Private study on DL units; Preparation and submission of written assignment; Additional research and private study


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Module Assessment  Written Assignment of 5,000 words  100%

Brief description

Pollution Control Law II looks at the use of existing legal measures that can be used to control pollution. The civil liability that can arise from pollution under the current system is a main concern here, as is assessing the use of civil liabilities as a method of controlling pollution. The role of public participation and access to information concerning the environment is considered. There is also a detailed examination of the use of economic instruments in pollution control; this is an area of pollution law that is becoming more important, with the current fashion for the use of economic instruments in every sector of society. The economic methods will be assessed against the background of our traditional administrative regulation.

Reading List

Recommended Text
Ball, Simon Ball & Bell on environmental law Set Texts Blackstone Primo search Conaghan, Joanne Wrongs of Tort Document 11. Read: Conaghan, Joanne and Mansell, Wade; Nuisance: The Pale Green Tort, (1993) edition 2r.e. Pluto P. Primo search Ireland, Paddy Critical lawyers' handbook Document 3. Read: McGillivray, Donald and Wightman, John; Private Rights and Environmental Protection (1997) edition Vol 2 Pluto Press Primo search Jewell, Tim Law in environmental decision-making Document 16. Read: Kimber, Clona; Understanding Access to Environmental Information: The European Experience (1998) Clarendon Press Primo search Lowe, Philip British Environmental Policy and Europe Document 18. Read: Wynne, Brian and Waterton, Claire; Public Information on the Environment. The Role of the European Environment Agency (1998) Routledge Primo search Lowry, John Environmental protection and the common law Document 5. Read: Hedemann-Robinson, Martin and Wilde, Mark; 2000, Towards a European Tort Law on the Environment? European Union Initiatives and Developments on Civil Liability in Respect of Environmental Harm. Hart Primo search Owen, David Philosophical foundations of tort law Document 1. Read: Honor, Tony The Morality of Tort Law Questions and Answers Clarendon Press Primo search Pearce, David Blueprint for a sustainable economy Document 24. Read: chapter 3, Valuing the Environment. (2000) Earthscan Primo search Protecting the European Environment Document 21. Read: Faulks, John and Rose, Laurence; Common Interest Groups and the Enforcement of European Environmental Law, 1996 Blackstone P. Primo search Modern law review Document 2. Read: Steele, Jenny; 1995, Remedies and Remediation: Foundational Issues in Environmental Liability, in: The Modern Law Review, Vol. 58, No. 5, pp. 615-636. Article not available online. Weekly law reports Document 6. Read: Tutton v AD Walter Ltd [1985] 3 WLR 797 All England Law Reports Document 8. Read: Hunter v Canary Wharf. [1997] 2 All ER 426 HL All England Law Reports Document 9. Read: Cambridge Water Company v Eastern Counties Leather [1994] 1 All ER 53. Amicus curiae Document 20. Read: Jack, Brian; 1999, Regional development aid: Challenging the Commission to protect the Environment, in: Amicus Curiae, Issue 15, pp.13- 16. Article not available online. COM documents Document 4. Read: Commission of the European Communities; White Paper on Environmental Liability, COM (2000) 66 final, Brussells, 9 February 2000 Cambridge law journal Document 22. Read: Betlem, Gerrit; 1995, Standing for Ecosystems Going Dutch, in: Cambridge Law Journal, Vol. 54(1), pp. 153-170. Article not available online. Cambridge law journal Document 23. Read: Ogus and Richardson; 1977, Economics and the Environment: A Study of Private Nuisance in Cambridge Law Journal, 36, pp. 284-325. Article not available online. Environmental Liability Document 13. Read: Kitchens, William and Stevens, Michael; 1996, Environmental Toxic Torts: An Overview of Developments in American Law, in: Environmental Liability, Vol. 4, Issue 1, pp.45-54. Environmental law and management Document 14. Read: Pointing, John; 2000, Local Authority Discretion in Serving Statutory Nuisance Abatement Notices, in: Environmental Law and Management, 12(2), Mar-Apr 2000, pp. 71-76 Environmental law and management Document 19. Read: Upson, Joan and Hughes, David; 1994, Locus Standi an essential hurdle in judicial review of environmental action, in: Environmental Law and Management, August 1994, pp. 136-143. Article not available online. European environmental law review Document 15. Read: Herrup, Andrew; 1999, Eco-Labels: Benefits Uncertain, Impacts Unclear?, in: European Environmental Law Review, May 1999, pp. 144-153. Article not available online. Journal of environmental law Document 17. Read: Kunzlik, Peter; 1997, Access to the Commissions Documents in Environmental Cases Confidentiality and Public Confidence, in: Journal of environmental law, Vol. 9, No.2, pp. 321-344. Article not available online. Law Reports: Appeal Cases (House of Lords) Document 7. Read: St Helens Smelting Co. v Tipping [1865] 11 HLC 642 Modern Law Review Document 10. Read: Wilkinson, David; 1994, Cambridge Water Company v Eastern Counties Leather plc : Diluting Liability for Continuing Escapes, in the Modern Law Review, Vol. 57, pp. 799 - 811. Article not available online.
General Text
Journal of environmental law
Supplementary Text
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This module is at CQFW Level 7