Primer for Law and Policy Design:Understanding the Use of Principle and Argument in Environment and Natural Resource Law / Edition 1

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780314191328
  • Publisher: West Academic Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/24/2008
  • Series: Academic Text/Reader
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 399
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents


Preface     iii
Acknowledgements     vii
Glossary     ix
Table of Cases     xxi
List of Insight Boxes     xxvii
Policy Design for Environmental Law     1
Sources of Environmental & Natural Resources Law     24
Standing: The Intersection of the Constitution, Statutory Law, Administrative Regulation & Common Law     26
The Right to Sue Under an Enabling or Regulatory Statute     27
The Right to Sue Under the APA     28
The Injury-In-Fact Requirement     29
Ripeness     30
Mootness     33
The "Case and Controversy" Language of the Constitution     34
Cases     36
Sierra Club v. Rogers C. B. Morton     36
Notes & Questions     45
Manuel Lujan, Jr. v. National Wildlife Federation     45
Notes & Questions     56
Manuel Lujan, Jr. v. Defenders of Wildlife     57
Notes & Questions     73
Exercise: Law From Scratch     74
The Common Law     74
Public Trust & Equitable Apportionment Doctrines     75
Nuisance     77
State of Missouri v. State of Illinois     78
Notes & Questions     83
Oscar H. Boomer v. Atlantic Cement Company, Inc.     83
Notes & Questions     89
Exercise: Law From Scratch     90
Legislative Statutes & Administrative Regulation     90
Ripeness, Finality, and Exhaustion     94
The Exhaustion Doctrine     94
The Proper Forum Issue and Primary Jurisdiction     96
Exhaustion v. Primary Jurisdiction     97
The Final Order Rule & the Merits of the Case     98
Standard I: Ultra Vires Agency Actions     100
Standard II: Arbitrary and Capricious Agency Action     101
Standard III: Judicial Review of Administrative Procedures     104
Remedies     105
Cases     106
United States of America v. Nova Scotia Food Products Corp.     107
Notes & Questions     113
Chevron, U.S.A., Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.     113
Notes & Questions     120
Exercise: Law From Scratch     121
Constitutional Law     121
The Supremacy Clause     122
The 10th Amendment     123
The Commerce Clause     124
The 5th Amendment: Taking and Due Process     127
The 14th Amendment: Equal Protection     133
The Contract Clause     134
The Delegation of Power Clause     135
The Treaty Clause     136
Cases     139
Tanner v. ARMCO Steel Corporation     140
Notes & Questions     147
Trustee for the People of the Commonwealth v. National Gettysburg Battlefield Tower, Inc.     147
Notes & Questions     154
Exercise: Law From Scratch     155
Conclusion: Legal Sources as Instruments of Policy Design     155
The Market Approach to the Natural World: A Template for Legal Argument     157
A Template for Policy Design Paradigms     158
Template-Stage I: Fundamental Assumptions     158
The Individual     158
Community and Collective Action     159
The Legitimate/Just State     162
Template-Stage II: Operating Principles and Material Conditions     163
Operating Principles     164
Material Conditions     165
Template-Stage III: Maxims and Methods of Application     166
Maxims     166
Methods     167
A Context Model for the Market Paradigm     171
Model Components, Priorities, and Construction of the Traditional Sector Approach      173
Applications of TSA: Moving from Strategy to Tactics     180
Efficient Natural Resource Law & Policy     182
Mining     183
Grazing     184
Timber     193
Conclusion     201
An Ecosystem Approach to Environmental & Resource Law: Alternative I     202
Sustainability v. Ecosystem Integrity: The Case of the United States Forest Service     203
Sustainability & the Ecosystem Approach     207
The Relationship Between Principle & Policy     211
Sustainability as Efficiency     213
The Need for a New Core Principle: Preservation of Ecosystem Integrity     216
An Ecosystem Paradigm & Context Model: Moving Beyond Market Assumptions     222
Template-Stage I: Fundamental Assumptions-Ecosystems, Individuals & Nature     225
Individual     225
Collective Action     226
The Role of the State     228
Template-Stage II: Principles & Material Conditions     229
Operating Principles     229
Material Conditions     229
Template-Stage III: Maxims & Methods     230
Maxims     230
Methods     230
Our Kantian Duties to Nature      232
Kantian Conservationism     233
Kantian Preservationism     239
Kant's Imperative for Policy Design & Environmental Law     245
The Resources-to-Recovery Context Model     251
Toward an Ecosystem Context Model     251
A Resources-to-Recovery Framework for Ecosystem Argument     254
Ecosystem Integrity and the Extraction Decision: The Applied Cases of Wilderness & Wildlife     259
Integrity, Efficiency and the National Wildlife Refuge     260
Preservation, Conservation, and Legal Wilderness     267
Integrity, Ecosystem Argument, and Preservation     273
Conclusion     277
An Ecosystem Approach to Environmental & Resource Law: Alternative II     279
Conventional Law & Policy Analysis for the Environment     280
The Cost-Benefit Method & Market-Based Valuation Techniques     281
The Justification & Treatment of Environmental Value     283
Values, Reasons, & Principles in Law & Policy Choice     284
The Distributional Consequences of Kaldor Efficiency     286
Ecological Value & Uninformed Preferences     288
Toward Ideal-Regarding Environmental Evaluation     292
Nussbaum's Capabilities Approach as a Basis for Ideal-Regarding Evaluation     293
A Capabilities Paradigm and Context Model     300
Template-Stage I: Fundamental Assumptions     300
The Individual and Nature     301
Collective Interests and Action     303
The Role of the State     304
Template-Stage II: Principles and Material Conditions     306
Operating Principle     306
Material Conditions     308
Template-Stage III: Maxims and Methods     310
Maxims     310
Methods     311
An Ecosystem Health Context Model     312
Valuation of Water Pollution Control Policy: The Legal and Administrative Context     316
EPA's Benefits Analysis of Effluent Emissions Guidelines     318
Valuation of Water Quality     319
Toward a More Adequate Ideal-Regarding Valuation of Water Quality     326
Conclusion     331
Conclusion: A Logic of Argument for Law & Policy Design     333
Core Question     335
Point of Departure From the Reading     335
Thesis     336
Logical Entailments     338
Evidence     339
Exercise I     341
Conclusion     341
Exercise II     341
Exercise III      341
Law, Efficiency & Cost-Benefit Methods     346
Index     355
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