Natural Resources Law: A Place-Based Book of Problems and Cases, Second Edition / Edition 2

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By using specific examples from locations across the country, authors Klein, Cheever, and Birdsong evoke the intensity of debate that arises out of disputes over natural resources. Creating context through a place-based approach, the authors illuminate policy and breathe life into statutory interpretation. Students from every part of the country will find something to relate to their own experience in the panoply of issues located in this casebook.

Natural Resources Law: A Place-Based Book of Problems and Cases, Second Edition, features:

broad national coverage that extends beyond traditional public lands topics
illustrative examples that involve specific locations, often including a photo or map to create context
interesting problems in each chapter, with rich fact patterns, that raise contemporary policy issues
discriminating case selection that includes a mix of landmark and recent decisions
relevant statutory and regulatory excerpts begin every chapter, eliminating the need for a statutory supplement
consistent emphasis on primary sources throughout the text
adaptable and teachable organization—readings are grouped into assignment-sized segments
extensive teaching support

detailed Teacher’s Manual
updates and PowerPoint presentations (featuring visual aids such as maps, photos, and statutory language) on the author website:

Updated throughout and with expanded geographic coverage, the Second Edition includes:

• extensive coverage of climate change, including Massachusetts v. EPA and discussion of adaptation/mitigation policy options
• new material on national energy policy, including its relationship to climate change and national security
• a new chapter on marine resources
• excerpts of recent case decisions

NAHB v. Defenders of Wildlife (ESA and CWA delegation)
Sierra Forest Legacy v. Rey (NEPA and logging challenge)
Citizens for Better Forestry v. U.S. Department of Agriculture
California ex rel. Bill Lockyer v. United States Department of Agriculture (Roadless Rule Challenge)
Hicks v. Dowd (termination of conservation easements)
Hage v. United States (regulatory taking of water rights)
Rapanos v. United States (wetlands jurisdiction)
• ESA polar bear listing, new Forest Service planning regulations, wetland mitigation rule, and final CWA water transfer rule

Now with a wider geographic scope in the Second Edition to include more of the eastern states, few casebooks in any subject offer more teaching support than Natural Resources Law: A Place-Based Book of Problems and Cases .

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735576247
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 4/24/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1143
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Introduction

Chapter 1. Natural Resources Law and the Importance of Place

Part II. Federal Lands

Chapter 2. Federal Lands: An Introduction
Chapter 3. Federal Agencies: Authority and Limits
Chapter 4. Non-federal Power on Federal Lands
Chapter 5. Forests
Chapter 6. Rangelands
Chapter 7. Minerals
Chapter 8. Parks, Monuments, and Wilderness

Part III. Non-Federal Lands

Chapter 9. Tribal Lands and Resources
Chapter 10. State Lands: The Public Trust Doctrine
Chapter 11. Private Lands: Conservation Transactions

Part IV. Across the Boundaries

Chapter 12. Wildlife and the Endangered Species Act
Chapter 13. Water
Chapter 14. Wetlands
Chapter 15. Natural Resources and Regulatory Takings
Chapter 16. Wildland Fire: Bringing It All Together

Table of Cases
Table of Statutes

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