Environmental Politics and Policy in the West, Revised Edition

ISBN-10: 0870818813

ISBN-13: 9780870818813

Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)

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Description: Population growth and industrial development have put the wide-open spaces and natural resources that define the West under immense stress. Vested interests clash and come to terms over embattled resources such as water, minerals, and even open space. The federal government controls 40 to 80 percent of the land base in many western states; its sway over the futures of the West's communities and environment has prompted the development of unique policies and politics in the West. This thoroughly revised and updated edition offers a comprehensive and current survey. Contributors address the policy process as it affects western states, how bureaucracy and politics shape environmental dialogues in the West, how western states innovate environmental policies independently of Washington, and how and when science is involved (or ignored) in management of the West's federal lands. Experts in individual resource areas explore multifaceted issues such as the politics of dam removal and restoration, wildlife resource concerns, suburban sprawl and smart growth, the management of hard-rock mining, and the allocation of the West's tightly limited water resources.

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Book details

List price: $34.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
Publication date: 8/30/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

The Policy Process and the American West: An Environmental Perspective
Bureaucracy, Politics and Environmental Policy in the American West
Innovation in State Environmental Policy: A View from the West
Science, Politics and Federal Lands
The Politics of Dam Removal and River Restoration
Wildlife Resource Policy Issues in the West
The Politics of Hard-Rock Mining in the American West
Suburban Sprawl and Smart Growth in the West
Water Policy in the Western United States: Historical and Contextual Perspectives
Index
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