This Hornbook is a comprehensive review of the important natural resources law issues debated today. It surveys legal developments and litigation that have shaped natural resources law throughout the latter half of the 20th century, while emphasizing all changes and decisions and cases that arose from private conflicts, private party conflicts with states, and private party conflicts with federal policy that occurred during the Clinton years and the early years of the Bush administration.
Topics include environmental law, the National Environment Policy Act, public lands and natural resources, wildlife law, preservation and recreation law, rangeland law, mining law, timber law, and water law.Laitos (law, U. of Denver) presents a broad overview of natural resources law for students and researchers. Early chapters examine the interplay between the market for natural resources and the different types of laws affecting it. The second section deals with how federal and statutory law is employed to manage and protect the nation's public resources. Finally, Laitos discusses how certain laws serve as incentives for the transformation of natural resources into economic products. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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