Environmental law permeates all facets of sustainable business management. Whether dealing with major issues in water use and pollution, air permits, hazardous waste disposal, Clean Air Act regulations and requirements, real estate construction and transaction issues or environmental litigation and toxic torts, sustainability-minded business managers must possess a solid understanding of vital rules and regulations associated with environmental law. Of particular importance is comprehension of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and of the related and constantly evolving legal issues affecting sustainable business practices. In this course, learners will have an opportunity to reflect on and discuss critical business issues such as environmental protection, legal compliance and enforcement, incentives and opportunities for sustainable businesses, relationships with local governmental agencies, the public policies objectives of legislation and environmental justice. 4 crs.
This course information is from the 2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog. View this catalog.