<p>A brief yet comprehensive and clearly written compendium of the most important federal energy, environmental, and natural resource statutes through 1982. Freedman's special talent is the ability to relate Congressional intent to the policy context within each act was written. . . . [This] is a sweeping panoply of statute summaries replete with citations, and is thus highly suitable as a reference work. "Choice" <p>This book discusses 69 major federal environmental laws that have a direct impact on companies operating in the United States. Coverage includes every major statute from the Refuse Act of 1899 through recent laws governing nuclear waste policy and solid waste disposal. The statutes discussed included those designed to provide compensation based upon proof of liability and those that establish statutory prohibitions and penalties. For each, the author provides an incisive analysis of the statute itself and of supporting court decisions to show how these statutes have been interpreted in practice.