Joel R. Burcat, chair of Saul Ewing's Environmental Department and resident in the firm's Harrisburg, Pennsylvania office, has again co-edited the newest edition of his book titled Pennsylvania Environmental Law and Practice. This updated, fourth edition was published and released on May 19 by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.
Pennsylvania Environmental Law and Practice is the only book that provides a comprehensive review of all environmental laws in Pennsylvania as well as practice pointers for lawyers involved in environmental cases. With a combined experience of over half a century as environmental attorneys, Mr. Burcat and fellow co-editor Terry Bossert, another Harrisburg environmental lawyer, were able to incorporate the current changes they have witnessed into this edition. The book's 32 authors either wrote new chapters for the book or made revisions to earlier chapters of the book. The new edition revises all chapters in which significant changes to the law have taken place since the book's third edition was published in 2002.
Chapters have also been written by Saul Ewing lawyers, including one on Brownfields (Pennsylvania's Act 2) by Pamela S. Goodwin,managing partner in the Princeton office, and a chapter on criminal enforcement of environmental laws written by David J. Raphael, a senior associate in the Harrisburg office.
'There is no other book quite like this,' Mr. Burcat said.'It covers every facet of environmental law in Pennsylvania.The book covers all issues relating to air, water, land and waste, as well as other issues that are relevant to the practice, such as Right to Know laws.
The two volume, loose leaf set (including CD) of Pennsylvania Environmental Law and Practice is available through the Pennsylvania Bar Institute for $159.