Natural Resources Law: A Place-Based Book of Cases and Problems (Aspen Casebook)

ISBN-13: 9781454825098

ISBN-10: 145482509X

Author: Christine A. Klein, Federico Cheever, Bret C. Birdsong

Edition: 3

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Hardcover 1176 pages
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Acknowledged author Christine A. Klein wrote Natural Resources Law: A Place-Based Book of Cases and Problems (Aspen Casebook) comprising 1176 pages back in 2013. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 145482509X and 9781454825098. Since then Natural Resources Law: A Place-Based Book of Cases and Problems (Aspen Casebook) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.


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By using specific examples from locations across the country, authors Klein, Cheever, and Birdsong evoke the intensity of debate that arises out of disputes over natural resources. Creating context through a place-based approach, the authors illuminate policy and breathe life into statutory interpretation. Students from every part of the country will find something to relate to their own experience in the panoply of issues located in this casebook.

Natural Resources Law: A Place-Based Book of Problems and Cases, Second Edition, features:

  • broad national coverage that extends beyond traditional public lands topics
  • illustrative examples that involve specific locations, often including a photo or map to create context
  • interesting problems in each chapter, with rich fact patterns, that raise contemporary policy issues
  • discriminating case selection that includes a mix of landmark and recent decisions
  • relevant statutory and regulatory excerpts begin every chapter, eliminating the need for a statutory supplement
  • consistent emphasis on primary sources throughout the text
  • adaptable and teachable organization—readings are grouped into assignment-sized segments

Updated throughout and with expanded geographic coverage, the Second Edition includes:

  • extensive coverage of climate change, including Massachusetts v. EPA and discussion of adaptation/mitigation policy options
  • new material on national energy policy, including its relationship to climate change and national security
  • a new chapter on marine resources
  • excerpts of recent case decisions
    • NAHB v. Defenders of Wildlife (ESA and CWA delegation)
    • Sierra Forest Legacy v. Rey (NEPA and logging challenge)
    • Citizens for Better Forestry v. U.S. Department of Agriculture
    • California ex rel. Bill Lockyer v. United States Department of Agriculture (Roadless Rule Challenge)
    • Hicks v. Dowd (termination of conservation easements)
    • Hage v. United States (regulatory taking of water rights)
    • Rapanos v. United States (wetlands jurisdiction)
    • ESA polar bear listing, new Forest Service planning regulations, wetland mitigation rule, and final CWA water transfer rule

Now with a wider geographic scope in the Second Edition to include more of the eastern states, few casebooks in any subject offer more teaching support than Natural Resources Law: A Place-Based Book of Problems and Cases .