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Law's Environment: How the Law Shapes the Places We Live
     

Law's Environment: How the Law Shapes the Places We Live

by John Copeland Nagle
 

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ISBN-10: 0300126298

ISBN-13: 9780300126297

Pub. Date: 05/25/2010

Publisher: Yale University Press

In this insightful book, John Copeland Nagle shows how our reliance on environmental law affects the natural environment through an examination of five diverse places in the American landscape: Adak Island far off the coast of western Alaska; the Susquehanna River running through New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland; Colton in California's Inland Empire;

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In this insightful book, John Copeland Nagle shows how our reliance on environmental law affects the natural environment through an examination of five diverse places in the American landscape: Adak Island far off the coast of western Alaska; the Susquehanna River running through New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland; Colton in California's Inland Empire; Theodore Roosevelt National Park in the badlands of North Dakota; and Alamogordo in southern New Mexico. Nagle asks why some places are preserved by the law while others are not, and he finds that environmental laws often have unexpected results while other laws have surprising effects on the environment. Nagle argues that sound environmental policy requires better coordination among the many laws, regulations, and social norms that determine the values and uses of our scarce lands and waters.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300126297
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
05/25/2010
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

List of Abbreviations xiii

Introduction 1

1 The End of the Earth: Adak Island, Alaska 10

2 The Mayor's Oversized Flyswatter: Colton, California 50

3 Heaven or Hell?: The Badlands of Western North Dakota 93

4 River Enigma: The Susquehanna River 144

5 Lights Out: Alamogordo, New Mexico 196

Conclusion 241

Notes 253

List of Internet Sites 282

Index 285

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