Environmental & Natural Resources Law 3E 2008 / Edition 3

Environmental & Natural Resources Law 3E 2008 / Edition 3

by Eric Pearson

ISBN-10: 1422424014

ISBN-13: 9781422424018

Pub. Date: 07/01/2008

Publisher: LexisNexis Matthew Bender

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Table of Contents

Note on Administrative Lawvii
Chapter 1Introduction1
Lobsenz, Washington News (UPI)3
B.Some Theory And Perspective5
Coase, The Problem Of Social Cost6
Hardin, The Tragedy Of The Commons7
Gore, Earth in the Balance, Ecology and the Human Spirit12
Easterbrook, A Moment on the Earth, the Coming Age of Environmental Optimism13
Chapter 2Common Law Considerations15
B.Property Law: The Law of Waste15
C.Tort Law: The Law of Strict Liability, Negligence, Trespass, and Nuisance16
Morgan v. High Penn Oil Co.17
Weinhold v. Wolff21
A Note on Reserve Mining Co. v. Herbst32
D.Conservation and Preservation Servitudes34
Chapter 3Constitutional Considerations37
B.Enumerated and Sovereign Powers38
Garcia v. San Antonio Metropolitan Transit Authority38
Gibbs v. Babbitt41
C.Considerations of Federalism57
1.The Tenth Amendment57
New York v. United States57
Feikema v. Texaco, Inc.72
3.Dormant Commerce Clause81
C & A Carbone, Inc. v. Town of Clarkstown, New York81
Sporhase v. Nebraska91
D.Rights of Individuals102
1.Eminent Domain102
Hawaii Housing Authority v. Midkiff102
2.The Takings Clause109
a.Total Takings113
Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council113
Loveladies Harbor, Inc. v. United States122
b.Less Than Total Takings124
Penn Central Transportation Co. v. New York City124
Chapter 4The National Environmental Policy Act137
Twentieth Annual Report of the Council of Environmental Quality137
Calvert Cliffs' Coordinating Committee, Inc. v. U.S. Atomic Energy Commission141
NEPA at 19: A Primer on an 'Old' Law with Solutions to 'New' Problems152
B.Exceptions to Applicability155
C.Whether to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement ("EIS")157
National Parks & Conservation Association v. Babbitt159
Sierra Club v. United States Forest Service174
D.Environmental Impact Statements178
1.The Role of EISs in Decisionmaking178
Robertson v. Methow Valley Citizens Council179
2.EIS Content and Availability Requirements190
A Note on Environmental Justice195
A Note on NEPA [section] 102(1)198
Chapter 5Federal Lands201
B.Historical Background202
1.Acquisition of the Public Lands202
2.Phases of Federal Land Policy203
a.Alienation of the Public Lands204
b.Retention and Management209
Clawson, Uncle Sam's Acres209
C.Power over Federal Land211
1.Constitutional Authority211
Kleppe v. New Mexico212
2.Power to Withdraw and Reserve Federal Lands218
United States v. Midwest Oil Co.219
3.Federal Reserved Water Rights227
Cappaert v. United States227
4.Indian Reserved Rights236
Winters v. United States236
5.The Wilderness Act of 1964239
Stupak-Thrall v. United States241
D.Federal Land Management246
1.Managing Agencies246
2.Management Regimes248
a.Mineral lands248
i.The General Mining Act of 1872249
United States v. Coleman251
A Note on the Federal Land Policy and Management Act258
Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976258
ii.The Mineral Leasing Act of 1920262
iii.The Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act264
b.Timber Lands266
Sierra Club v. Peterson269
c.Grazing lands277
Public Lands Council v. Babbitt279
d.Recreation and Wildlife lands293
i.National Park System293
a.National Parks293
b.National Monuments294
c.Other Federal Lands296
Alternative Land Designations in The National Park System296
ii.National Wildlife Refuges298
Chapter 6The Public Trust Doctrine301
B.Illinois Central302
Illinois Central Railroad v. Illinois302
C.The Public Trust Doctrine in State Law310
National Audubon Society v. Superior Court of Alpine County311
Chapter 7Endangered Species Act321
Sheldon, Overview of Wildlife Law322
B.Section 4330
1.The Listing Process330
Southwest Center for Biological Diversity v. Babbitt331
Defenders of Wildlife v. Babbitt336
2.Designation of Critical Habitat343
Natural Resources Defense Council v. U. S. Department of Interior344
New Mexico Cattle Growers v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service350
C.Section 7356
Tennessee Valley Authority v. Hill357
D.Section 9374
Babbitt v. Sweet Home Chapter of Communities for a Great Oregon374
E.Statutory Flexibility Initiatives384
Loggerhead Turtle v. County Council of Volusia County, Florida386
F.Administrative Flexibility Initiatives396
A Note on the Animal Welfare and Animal Rights Movements398
Chapter 8Water Rights399
B.Surface Waters401
2.Prior Appropriation403
Irwin v. Phillips403
A Note on Diffuse Waters407
D.Federal Water Rights408
1.Federal Legislation and Water Projects408
California v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission409
2.The Navigational Servitude413
United States v. Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma413
A Note on Interstate Allocation418
Chapter 9The Clean Air Act421
B.The 1970 Act423
1.Regulation of Criteria Pollutants423
a.National Ambient Air Quality Standards423
Lead Industries Ass'n, Inc. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency427
Whitman v. American Trucking Assn's431
Ruckelshaus, Risk, Science and Democracy435
b.Emissions Limitations439
2.New Source Performance Standards443
Potomac Electric Power Co. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency443
Lignite Energy Council v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency451
3.Hazardous Air Pollutants454
C.The 1977 Amendments456
Southwestern Pennsylvania Growth Alliance v. Browner457
2.Prevention of Significant Deterioration469
Alabama Power Company v. Costle470
Wisconsin Electric Power Company v. Reilly475
A Note on Emissions Trading488
EPA Emissions Trading Policy Statement488
D.The 1990 Amendments492
1.National Ambient Air Quality Standards492
2.Hazardous Air Pollutants493
Cement Kiln Recycling Coalition v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency494
3.Acid Deposition Control507
Senate Report No. 101-228, 101[superscript st] Cong. 2d Sess.507
5.Stratospheric Ozone Protection512
A Note on Global Warming513
Chapter 10The Clean Water Act519
B.Issues of Applicability523
Washington Wilderness Coalition v. Hecla Mining Co.523
C.Point Source Regulation529
1.Effluent Limitations529
Reynolds Metals Company v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency532
a.Best Practicable Technology (BPT)542
Weyerhaeuser Co. v. Costle542
b.Best Available Technology (BAT)546
Kennecott v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency546
c.Water Quality Standards556
Natural Resources Defense Council v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency557
2.Section 401: Certification563
American Rivers, Inc. v. Federal Energy Regulatory Comm'n563
PUD No. 1 of Jefferson County and City of Tacoma v. Washington Department of Ecology568
3.The National Pollution Discharge Elimination577
Atlantic States Legal Foundation v. Eastman Kodak Co.577
American Forest and Paper Association v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency582
D.Total Maximum Daily Loads586
Pronsolino v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency589
E.Wetlands Protection608
United States v. Riverside Bayview Homes, Inc.610
Solid Waste Agency v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers618
United States v. Brace626
National Mining Association v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers634
Chapter 11Resource Conservation and Recovery Act645
American Mining Congress v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("AMC I")646
B.Subchapter IV-Solid Waste Regulation653
C.Subchapter III-Hazardous Waste Regulation655
Mobil Oil Corp. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency655
2.Regulatory Structure658
3.Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments of 1984661
a.Land Disposal Restrictions661
Columbia Falls Aluminum Company v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency663
Chemical Waste Management, Inc. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency670
b.Corrective Action679
c.Underground Storage Tanks681
D.Federal and State Relations in Enforcement684
Harmon Industries, Inc. v. Browner685
Chapter 12The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act ("CERCLA")697
Environmental Protection Agency, National Priorities List for Uncontrolled Hazardous Waste Sites703
United States v. Alcan Aluminum Corp.709
B.Personal Liability714
1.Prima Facie Liability714
a.Owners and Operators714
Commander Oil Corp. v. Barlo Equipment Corp.714
A Note on Passive Migration722
United States v. Gurley725
United States v. Bestfoods731
A Note on the Special Case of Lenders742
Catellus Dev. Corp. v. United States743
United States v. Western Processing Co.749
Westwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. National Fuel Gas Distrib. Corp.752
C.Issues of Liability and Damages759
Bedford Affiliates v. Sills759
Bell Petroleum Services, Inc. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency769
United States v. R.W. Meyer, Inc.779
D.Natural Resources Damages783
A Note on CERCLA and Comprehensive General Liability Insurance786
A Note on CERCLA Reforms787
United States v. Rohm and Haas Co.788
Appendix 1Table of Acronyms1
Appendix 2Canons of Statutory Interpretation7
Table of Cases1

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