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Fall 2012 - Environmental Law & Natural Resources

Taylor, Melinda E

Course ID: 341L  Unique # 29105  Credit Hours: 3
Meeting DaysTimesLocation
   Tuesday 1:15 pm - 2:05 pm TNH 2.138
   Wednesday 1:15 pm - 2:05 pm TNH 2.138
   Thursday 1:15 pm - 2:05 pm TNH 2.138
Exam Type   Date   Time      Name Range   Room  
  Final Monday, December 17    8:30 am          A-Z
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This course is restricted to upper division students only.

This three credit survey course focuses on the legal issues that pervade the conservation and regulation of public lands, wildlife, fisheries, and wetlands.  These issues include, among others, competing claims of the "public interest" versus private property rights; the roles of administrative agencies and the judiciary in environmental decision making; tensions presented by the multiple use/sustainable yield standard in federal law; conflicts among and between local, state, and federal approaches to natural resource regulation; and the opposing goals of resource management espoused by fishermen, farmers, developers, environmentalists, and recreational users.  These issues will be developed in the context of the regulatory schemes embodied in the National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the Clean Water Act and the various statutes that govern federal public lands, such as the Wilderness Act and Federal Land Policy Management Act.  The focus of the course is primarily U.S.  law; however, it will touch on international law relevant to natural resources and, where appropriate, compare U.S.  law to the laws of other countries.

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