Trusted by generations of students and academics alike, the ninth edition of this leading text continues to provide far-reaching coverage of the essential topics taught on most environmental law courses. The authors consider the areas thematically, tackling the key debates and explaining the subject in its social and political context. The clear and accessible writing style ensures that readers are informed yet not overwhelmed. Known for its clear structure and systematic approach, readers new to the subject are provided with a logical introduction while those with more experience can explore the intricacies of the content. The text is supported by a number of learning features designed to help students engage with the material, develop critical thinking skills, and to guide further research. This book is also accompanied by an Online Resource Centre featuring additional chapters, expanded further reading suggestions for each chapter, annotated web links and legal updates.