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Natural Resources Law: A Place-Based Book of Cases and Problems 3E

Front Cover - Natural Resources Law:  A Place-Based Book of Cases and Problems 3E

Third Edition

Christine A. Klein, University of Florida
Federico Cheever, University of Denver
Bret C. Birdsong, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

2013.  1,143 pages.  ISBN: 978-1-4548-2509-8.

With Teacherís Manual.

About the Book

The broad national coverage and array of topics in Natural Resources Law is of interest to readers across the country. Most cases are introduced with a photo or map of the place, along with a context-setting paragraph. The text conveys the drama behind resource disputes and policy and the love-of-place. Each group of casesóboth foundational cases as well as new decisionsóbegins with a factually rich discussion problem tailored to the cases that follow. Many problems mirror traditional essay exam questions; others raise contemporary policy issues. This highly teachable book groups readings into discrete, assignment-sized chunks of 25-40 pages, allowing coverage of 2-4 cases or one problem during each class section. The main emphasis is on primary sources, and each chapter opens with relevant statutory and regulatory sections.

The Third Edition sees an expanded emphasis on energy, exploring the Deepwater Horizon disaster, fracking, renewable energy development on federal lands, and the Keystone XL Pipeline.  Climate change is addressed in every chapter. More great problems appear alongside photographs and slides. The user-friendly website includes an electronic Teacherís Manual, ongoing updates (with edited versions of judicial opinions as they come down), and PowerPoint slides featuring maps, color photos, diagrams, and statutory excerpts. New cases and notes examine Connecticut v. American Electric Power (climate change and nuisance law);  Summers v. Earth Island Institute and Monstanto v. Geerston Seed Farms (standing);  Carcieri v. Salazar (Indian Reorganization Act); Stop the Beach Renourishment v. Florida DEP and PPL Montana, LLC v. Montana (public trust); Arizona Cattle Growers' Ass'n v. Salazar and Center for Biological Diversity v. Kempthorne (Endangered Species Act); Edwards Aquifer Authority v. Day (water law); National Mining Ass'n v. Jackson (mountaintop removal/valley fill); and Casitas Municipal Water Dist. v. United States (regulatory takings and water rights.)

Hallmark features of Natural Resources Law: A Place-Based Book of Cases and Problems:
  • broad national coverage
  • place-based 
  • introduces most cases with a photo or map, along with a context-setting paragraph
  • conveys the drama behind resource disputes and policy and the love-of-place 
  • problem-based 
  • introduces each group of cases with a factually rich discussion problem tailored to the cases that follow
  • problems mirror traditional essay exam questions or raise contemporary policy issues
  • includes both foundational cases and new decisions
  • teachable 
  • groups readings into discrete, assignment-sized chunks of 25-40 pages
  • allows coverage of 2-4 cases or one problem during each class section 
  • puts the main emphasis on primary sources
  • provides relevant statutory and regulatory sections in each chapter
  • extensive teaching support package 

Thoroughly updated, the revised Third Edition presents:
  • expanded emphasis on energy 
  • the Deepwater Horizon disaster
  • fracking 
  • renewable energy development on federal lands
  • the Keystone XL Pipeline 
  • greater coverage of climate change in every chapter 
  • more great problems, photographs, and slides
  • user-friendly website
  • electronic Teacherís Manual 
  • ongoing updates (with edited versions of judicial opinions as they come down) 
  • PowerPoint slides featuring maps, color photos, diagrams, and statutory excerpts
  • new cases and notes
  • Connecticut v. American Electric Power (climate change and nuisance law) 
  • Summers v. Earth Island Institute and Monstanto v. Geerston Seed Farms (standing) 
  • Carcieri v. Salazar (Indian Reorganization Act) 
  • Stop the Beach Renourishment v. Florida DEP and PPL Montana, LLC v. Montana (public trust) 
  • Arizona Cattle Growers' Ass'n v. Salazar and Center for Biological Diversity v. Kempthorne (Endangered Species Act) 
  • Edwards Aquifer Authority v. Day (water law) 
  • National Mining Ass'n v. Jackson (mountaintop removal/valley fill) 
  • Casitas Municipal Water Dist. v. United States (regulatory takings and water rights)