Understanding The Department Of The Interior

Author: Don Philpott
Publisher: Bernan Press
ISBN: 9781598887822
Size: 18.70 MB
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Understanding the Department of the Interior reviews many of the major issues handed by the Department of the Interior and impacting the U.S. today. The book aims to present the case, scientific and otherwise, for both sides of all the issues addressed. Areas covered include protection of national lands, environmental issues and the role of the Environmental Protection Agency, the threats posed by mining and drilling on sensitive land, the debate over renewable energy and how best to manage and sustain America’s lands, water, wildlife, and energy resources, honor the nation’s responsibilities to tribal nations, and advocate for America’s island communities. Features: A list of all the major environmental events over the last 100 years. A comprehensive glossary of environmental terms and acronyms About the Series: The Cabinet Series looks at the major departments in the Federal Government explaining why they were created and the responsibilities of each agency and how they conducts their daily business at home and abroad. It helps to explain what federal agencies do and how they affect the lives of citizens.

Who Controls Public Lands

Author: Christopher McGrory Klyza
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807862537
Size: 17.12 MB
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In this historical and comparative study, Christopher McGrory Klyza explores why land-management policies in mining, forestry, and grazing have followed different paths and explains why public-lands policy in general has remained virtually static over time. According to Klyza, understanding the different philosophies that gave rise to each policy regime is crucial to reforming public-lands policy in the future. Klyza begins by delineating how prevailing policy philosophies over the course of the last century have shaped each of the three land-use patterns he discusses. In mining, the model was economic liberalism, which mandated privatization of public lands; in forestry, it was technocratic utilitarianism, which called for government ownership and management of land; and in grazing, it was interest-group liberalism, in which private interests determined government policy. Each of these philosophies held sway in the years during which policy for that particular resource was formed, says Klyza, and continues to animate it even today.