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Main Title Lawyers, swamps, and money : U.S. wetland law, policy, and politics /
Author Gardner, Royal C.
Publisher Island Press,
Year Published 2011
OCLC Number 667990370
ISBN 9781597268141 (cloth : alk. paper); 1597268143 (cloth : alk. paper); 9781597268158 (pbk. : alk. paper); 1597268151 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Subjects Wetlands--Law and legislation--United States ; Wetland conservation--Law and legislation--United States ; Wetland mitigation banking--United States ; Wetland conservation--Law and legislation ; Wetland mitigation banking ; Wetlands--Law and legislation ; United States
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  KF5624.G37 2011 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 02/13/2012
EJAM  KF5624.G37 2011 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 10/11/2011 DISPERSAL
ELBM  KF5624.G37 2011 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 02/06/2012
EMAR  KF5624.G376 2011 Region 6 Library/Dallas,TX 05/30/2012
EOAM  KF5624.G37 2011 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 09/30/2013
ESAM  KF5624.G37 2011 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 05/14/2012
ESBM Newport KF5624.G37 2011 CPHEA/PESD Library/Corvallis,OR 06/22/2022
Collation xvi, 255 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-244) and index.
Contents Notes
Introduction -- The ebb and flow of public perceptions of wetlands -- Administrative law: the short course -- What's a wetland (for purposes of Clean Water Act jurisdiction)? -- Dredge and fill: the importance of precise definitions -- Strange bedfellows: the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- No net loss: lies, damned lies, and statistics -- Wetland mitigation banking: banking on entrepreneurs -- In-lieu fee mitigation: money for nothing? -- Leveling the mitigation playing field -- Wetland enforcement: the ultimate discretionary act -- Regulatory takings in the wetland context -- Concluding thoughts and recommendations. Lawyers, Swamps, and Money is an accessible, engaging guide to the complex set of laws governing America's wetlands. After explaining the importance of these critical natural areas, the book examines the evolution of federal law, principally the Clean Water Act, designed to protect them.