The Making of Federal Coal Policy

The Making of Federal Coal Policy

by Robert H. Nelson
     
 


The Making of Federal Coal Policy provides a unique record of—as well as important future perspectives on—one of the most significant ideological conflicts in national policymaking in the last decade. The management of federally owned coal, almost one-third of the U.S.'s total coal resources, has furnished an arena for the contest between energySee more details below

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The Making of Federal Coal Policy provides a unique record of—as well as important future perspectives on—one of the most significant ideological conflicts in national policymaking in the last decade. The management of federally owned coal, almost one-third of the U.S.'s total coal resources, has furnished an arena for the contest between energy development and environmental protection, as well as between the federal government and the states. Robert H. Nelson has written an important historical document and a useful guide for policy analysts.

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ISBN-13:
9780822304975
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
01/05/1984
Series:
Duke Press Policy Studies Series
Pages:
261
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)
Lexile:
1510L (what's this?)

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Contents

Preface,
Introduction,
Western Coal Production,
Federal Coal Ownership,
I. The Conservationist Foundations for Federal Coal Management,
Introduction,
1. Conservationism and the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920,
2. Congressional Intent and Opposite Results,
3. The Strong Opposition to Western Coal Development,
Part II. A Coal Program Based on a Planned Market,
Introduction,
4. The Rejection of Central Planning and the Free Market,
5. A Planned Market Instead of a Free Market,
6. A New Economic Conservationism to Protect the Environment,
III. Judicial Insistence on a Conservationist Federal Coal Policy,
Introduction,
7. The Judiciary Debates Its Proper Role in Federal Coal Planning,
8. The Interior Department Tries to Resume Leasing,
9. The Judiciary Mandates Central Planning,
IV. Conservationism Put to the Test,
10. A Lesser Role for the Coal Industry,
11. Central Planning in Operation in the United States,
12. Setting Coal-Leasing Targets,
13. The Advance and Retreat of Land-Use Planning,
V. Two Interpretations of Welfare-State Liberalism,
14. Interest-Group Liberalism in Practice,
15. The Rediscovery of the Planned Market,
VI. A Socialist Experiment in America,
Introduction,
16. Lessons in Political Economy,
17. The Future of Federal Coal,
Epilogue,
Changes in the Coal-Leasing Program under the Reagan Administration,
The 1970s All Over Again?,
Notes,
Index,

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