The Endangered Species Act

History, Implementation, Successes, and Controversies

Author: J. Peyton Doub

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 146650739X

Category: Law

Page: 282

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The complex regulations of the Endangered Species Act established by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service can be challenging for environmental professionals who must comply with them or assist clients in compliance. This is true especially for those without a background in biology or ecology. The Endangered Species Act: History, Implementation, Successes, and Controversies discusses the Act using clear scientific prose that all professionals whose activities fit into the ESA compliance process can readily comprehend, including those with limited education in science. The book begins by exploring the deeply rooted history of the Endangered Species Act, which extends back decades preceding its enactment in 1973. It continues with a discussion of the basic scientific theory underlying the Act and provides an overview of its key regulations. The author also examines the Act in the context of other key environmental planning statutes such as the National Environmental Policy Act and the Clean Water Act, especially Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, which relates specifically to wetlands. The remainder of the book details the regulatory processes faced by other government agencies and private developers who must routinely ensure that their actions comply with the Endangered Species Act. It concludes with a broad discussion of current controversies associated with the Act and how those controversies might ultimately change how environmental practitioners will have to comply with the Act in the future. The book is neither a defense of the Endangered Species Act and its associated regulations nor a call to repeal or modify the Act or regulations. The presentation is factual and avoids the hype and hyperbole commonly directed at the Act by both environmental activists and deregulation proponents. Readers will gain a solid understanding of how the Act was established, what goals were envisioned by its framers, how current environmental practice under the Act has been shaped, and how those practices might be changed in the future.

Animal Rights and Welfare: A Documentary and Reference Guide

A Documentary and Reference Guide

Author: Lawrence W. Baker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610699432

Category: Nature

Page: 351

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Through the use of primary source documents, readers can learn about key opinions and legislation in the important field of animal rights and welfare—a current and highly relevant topic. • Provides extensive coverage of a variety of topics, ranging from historic events and information to the latest developments in the field of animal rights and welfare • Presents an impartial, balanced representation of various political/moral perspectives on the issues in animals rights and welfare • Offers primary source material—such as the Wild Horse Annie Act of 1959—that enables readers to review the exact text of important legislation • Gives readers the resources to draw their own informed conclusions by providing opposing perspectives on often-polarizing animal rights and welfare issues, such as the morality of using animals for industrial and medical research, restoring wolves to former hunting grounds, and keeping highly intelligent dolphins and Orcas in captivity • Includes supplemental material that provides additional context

Endangered Species: A Documentary and Reference Guide

A Documentary and Reference Guide

Author: Edward P. Weber

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440836574

Category: Nature

Page: 370

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This book uses primary documents as a lens through which to examine historical and present-day efforts to protect endangered species in the United States and around the world. • Analyzes the connections between human behavior, industrialization, modernization, and public policy, and examines the impact of these factors on various species • Integrates a breadth of topics including economics, history, philosophy, sociology, and politics and policymaking • Explores historic events and major points of contention in species protection efforts • Suggests possible policy approaches and reforms that can make existing policies more effective in tackling the challenges of stemming species decline

Regulatory Politics in an Age of Polarization and Drift

Beyond Deregulation

Author: Marc Allen Eisner

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317293290

Category: Political Science

Page: 292

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Regulatory change is typically understood as a response to significant crises like the Great Depression, or salient events that focus public attention, like Earth Day 1970. Without discounting the importance of these kinds of events, change often assumes more gradual and less visible forms. But how do we ‘see’ change, and what institutions and processes are behind it? In this book, author Marc Eisner brings these questions to bear on the analysis of regulatory change, walking the reader through a clear-eyed and careful examination of: the dynamics of regulatory change since the 1970s social regulation and institutional design forms of gradual change – including conversion, layering, and drift gridlock, polarization, and the privatization of regulation financial collapse and the anatomy of regulatory failure Demonstrating that transparency and accountability – the hallmarks of public regulation – are increasingly absent, and that deregulation was but one factor in our most recent significant financial collapse, the Great Recession, this book urges readers to look beyond deregulation and consider the broader political implications for our current system of voluntary participation in regulatory programs and the proliferation of public-private partnerships. This book provides an accessible introduction to the complex topic of regulatory politics, ideal for upper-level and graduate courses on regulation, government and business, bureaucratic politics, and public policy.

The Endangered Species Act

Law, Policy, and Perspectives

Author: Donald C. Baur,William Robert Irvin

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781570738678

Category: Endangered species

Page: 582

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This text describes ESA legal controversies and emerging case law, proposed agency reforms and the competing perspectives of interest groups.

The Endangered Species Act and Federalism

Effective Conservation through Greater State Commitment

Author: Kaush Arha,Barton H. Thompson Jr.

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136522204

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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States today play a major role in implementing and enforcing environmental laws such as the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. A thirty year review of ESA identified state leadership in species conservation as a necessary element in better conserving the nations imperiled species, yet the theoretical and practical reasons and applications of an enhanced state role are little understood and have not been subjected to any meaningful analysis. This book, for the first time, presents the legal and policy analysis for federalism considerations in implementing ESA. The book undertakes a comprehensive analysis of the economic rationale for federalism in ESA administration; compares administration of ESA to other major environmental statutes; reviews various tools under the existing Act to enhance state role in species conservation; evaluates major case studies to determine roles the state can play in species conservation and recovery; and concludes with policy recommendations to encourage greater state involvement in species conservation.

Prohibitive Policy

Implementing the Federal Endangered Species Act

Author: Steven Lewis Yaffee

Publisher: Mit Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 239

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In this book, Steven Yaffee examines the Endangered Species Act as an example of prohibitive policy, an extreme form of government regulation that has been used increasingly in recent years, especially in the environmental area.

The Endangered Species Act

hearing before the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, and Water of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, One Hundred Ninth Congress, first session, May 19, 2005

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Environment and Public Works. Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, and Water

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 120

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Preparing NEPA Environmental Assessments

A User’s Guide to Best Professional Practices

Author: Charles Eccleston,J. Peyton Doub

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439808821

Category: Law

Page: 316

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Although upwards of 50,000 environmental assessments (EAs) are prepared annually—compared to some 500 environmental impact statements (EISs)—the focus of U.S. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations is on defining requirements for preparing EISs. Written by Charles Eccleston and J. Peyton Doub, who have established themselves among the top environmental experts in the world, Preparing NEPA Environmental Assessments: A User’s Guide to Best Professional Practices fills the need for an authoritative and comprehensive guide on how to prepare EAs. Bridging the regulatory gap, this book identifies relevant EIS regulatory requirements that can be logically interpreted to also apply to EAs. It compiles and synthesizes information scattered throughout NEPA’s regulations, executive orders, and guidance documents, and incorporates case law to provide additional clarification. The authors also draw on the professional experiences and best professional practices (BPP) of NEPA practitioners. From the fundamentals to more advanced topics, the book presents a consistent methodology to help beginners, students, and professionals manage, analyze, and write legally sufficient EAs. It addresses dilemmas that have traditionally plagued preparation of EAs, provides BPPs, tools, and approaches for resolving problems, and introduces methods for streamlining the EA process. Building on Eccleston’s previous guide to EAs, Effective Environmental Assessments: How to Manage and Prepare NEPA Assessments (2001), this book reflects the rapid changes in government policy over the past ten years. An indispensable source of practical information, it provides readers with step-by-step direction and best practices for preparing defensible EAs.

Endangered Species ACT, Washington, DC

Oversight Hearing Before the Task Force on Endangered Species Act of the Committee on Resources, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourth Congress, First Session, on the Impact of the Endangered Species Act on the Nation

Author: United States,United States. Congress. House. Committee on Resources. Task Force on Endangered Species

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160473753

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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Endangered Species Act Amendments of 1993

Hearing Before the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, One Hundred Third Congress, Second Session, on S. 921, a Bill to Reauthorize and Amend the Endangered Species Act for the Conservation of Threatened and Endangered Species, and for Other Purposes

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Environment and Public Works

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Endangered species

Page: N.A

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Der stumme Frühling

Author: Rachel Carson

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406704220

Category: Nature

Page: 348

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Der stumme Frühling erschien erstmals 1962. Der Titel bezieht sich auf das eingangs erzählte Märchen von der blühenden Stadt, in der sich eine seltsame, schleichende Seuche ausbreitet … Das spannend geschriebene Sachbuch wirkte bei seinem Erscheinen wie ein Alarmsignal und avancierte rasch zur Bibel der damals entstehendenÖkologie-Bewegung. ZumerstenMal wurde hier in eindringlichem Appell die Fragwürdigkeit des chemischen Pflanzenschutzes dargelegt. An einer Fülle von Tatsachen machte Rachel Carson seine schädlichen Auswirkungen auf die Natur und die Menschen deutlich. Ihre Warnungen haben seither nichts von ihrer Aktualität verloren.

Colorado Water

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Water resources development

Page: N.A

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The scope of [Colorado Water] is devoted to enhancing communication between Colorado water users and managers and faculty at the research universities in the state.

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)