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Law's Environment: How the Law Shapes the Places We Live

John Copeland Nagle


This book shows how our reliance on environmental law affects the natural environment through an examination of five diverse places in the American landscape: Alaska's Adak Island; the Susquehanna River; Colton in California's Inland Empire; Theodore Roosevelt National Park in the badlands of North Dakota; and Alamogordo in New Mexico. It asks why some places are preserved by the law while others are not, and finds that environmental laws often have unexpected results while other laws have surprising effects on the environment. The book argues that sound environmental policy requires better co ... More

Keywords: environmental law, natural environment, Alaska, Adak Island, Susquehanna River, Colton, California, Inland Empire, North Dakota, Alamogordo

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780300126297
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300126297.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Copeland Nagle, author