Lawyers, Swamps, and Money: U.S. Wetland Law, Policy, and Politics

Lawyers, Swamps, and Money: U.S. Wetland Law, Policy, and Politics

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by Royal C Gardner
     
 


Lawyers, Swamps, and Money is an accessible, engaging guide to the complex set of laws governing America's wetlands. After explaining the importance of these critical natural areas, the book examines the evolution of federal law, principally the Clean Water Act, designed to protect them. 
 
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Lawyers, Swamps, and Money is an accessible, engaging guide to the complex set of laws governing America's wetlands. After explaining the importance of these critical natural areas, the book examines the evolution of federal law, principally the Clean Water Act, designed to protect them. 
 
Readers will explore topics including the fundamentals of administrative law; the geographic scope and activities covered by the Clean Water Act; the role of entrepreneurial wetland mitigation banking; and private property rights. The book concludes with insightful policy recommendations.
 
A prominent legal scholar, Roy C. Gardner has a rare knack for describing landmark cases and key statutes with uncommon clarity and even humor. Students and professionals will gain the thorough understanding of administrative law needed to navigate wetlands policy-and they may even enjoy it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597268141
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
04/15/2011
Edition description:
1
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments
 
Chapter 1. The Ebb and Flow of Public Perceptions of Wetlands
Chapter 2. Administrative Law: The Short Course
Chapter 3. What's a Wetland (For Purposes of Clean Water Act Jurisdiction)?
Chapter 4. Dredge and Fill: The Importance of Precise Definitions
Chapter 5. Strange Bedfellows: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers
Chapter 6. No Net Loss: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics
Chapter 7. Wetland Mitigation Banking: Banking on Entrepreneurs
Chapter 8. In-Lieu Fee Mitigation: Money for Nothing?
Chapter 9. Leveling the Mitigation Playing Field
Chapter 10. Wetland Enforcement: The Ultimate Discretionary Act
Chapter 11. Regulatory Takings in the Wetland Context
Chapter 12. Concluding Thoughts and Recommendations
 
Epilogue: Where Are They Now?
Appendix
Endnotes
Selected References and Further Reading
Index

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