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dc.contributor.authorDoub, J. Peyton
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-13T11:53:06Z
dc.date.available2020-08-13T11:53:06Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifierONIX_20200813_9781466507371_10
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/41268
dc.description.abstractThe 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.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::L Law::LN Laws of Specific jurisdictions::LNK Environment, transport & planning law::LNKJ Environment law
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::R Earth sciences, geography, environment, planning::RN The environment::RNC Applied ecology
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::P Mathematics & science::PS Biology, life sciences
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::P Mathematics & science::PS Biology, life sciences::PSV Zoology & animal sciences
dc.subject.otherEnvironment law
dc.subject.otherApplied ecology
dc.subject.otherBiology
dc.subject.otherlife sciences
dc.subject.otherZoology & animal sciences
dc.titleThe Endangered Species Act
dc.title.alternativeHistory, Implementation, Successes, and Controversies
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1201/b12933
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy7b3c7b10-5b1e-40b3-860e-c6dd5197f0bb
oapen.imprintCRC Press
oapen.place.publicationBoca Raton


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