Few subspecialties of American law reveal this nation's swiftly evolving ethos as well as environmental law. Over the past four decades, this nascent subspecialty of law has progressed as surges in both the human population and technology have precipitated unprecedented environmental harms. From 1950 to 1970, the U.S. population jumped from 151 million to 203 million people, and per capita energy use sharply increased. With no comprehensive national environmental policy, environmental concerns captivated the American public's interest. Rachel Carson's Silent Spring raised America's ...

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