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I have revised the template to reflect the pollution control/resource management areas of environmental law. This is a good taxonomy that has served generations of environmental law students. Re pollution, I have termed the topic "pollution control and remediation," which covers both emissions controls (e.g., air under the Clean Air Act, NPDES permitting under the Clean Water Act) and remediation (e.g., CERCLA). The current subcategories are open to revision - air and water (which link to the newly-created air quality law and water quality law pages) should be fairly non-controversial. I am not sure I am satisfied with the current breakdown of "earth" pollution control - waste and hazardous chemicals. These are harder to classify. I also included Environmental Impact Review here because I see a similarity between the focus on externalities of activity in the pollution control, and the externalities of a particular project in the environmental review. With respect to the resource conservation and management topic, be advised I based the taxonomy on that of the Thomson West Nutshell on Modern Public Land Law (identifying Water, Hardrock Minerals, Leasable Minerals, Timber, Grass(Range), Wildlife, Recreation and Preservation resources). This taxonomy requires the creation of a number of sub-pages - e.g., air quality law, water quality law, hazardous waste law, etc., which I am in the process of adding and which I believe will function very well.
With respect to the previous version of the template, this has required removal of the previous links, which I believe were far too specific and not adequately law-related. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ado2102 (talk • contribs) 19:55, 31 December 2009 (UTC)
Added two additional categories: Planning, Land Use and Infrastructure and Related Topics.Ado2102 (talk) 21:51, 31 December 2009 (UTC)
Now that nearly all bluelinks have been removed in the interests of "good taxonomy", this template has ceased to be a navigation template since it offers nothing much to navigate to. The sprinkling of specific topics it does link are mostly just stubs. It should therefore be nominated for deletion. --Epipelagic (talk) 21:12, 8 December 2010 (UTC)