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The Resource Environment in the balance : the green movement and the Supreme Court, Jonathan Z. Cannon

Environment in the balance : the green movement and the Supreme Court, Jonathan Z. Cannon

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Environment in the balance : the green movement and the Supreme Court
Title
Environment in the balance
Title remainder
the green movement and the Supreme Court
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Z. Cannon
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The first Earth Day in 1970 marked environmentalism's coming-of-age in the United States. More than four decades later, does the green movement remain a transformative force in American life? Presenting a new account from a legal perspective, Environment in the Balance interprets a wide range of U.S. Supreme Court decisions, along with social science research and the literature of the movement, to gauge the practical and cultural impact of environmentalism and its future prospects. Jonathan Z. Cannon demonstrates that from the 1960s onward, the Court's rulings on such legal issues as federalism, landowners' rights, standing, and the scope of regulatory authority have reflected deep-seated cultural differences brought out by the mass movement to protect the environment. In the early years, environmentalists won some important victories, such as the Supreme Court's 1973 decision allowing them to sue against barriers to recycling. But over time the Court has become more skeptical of their claims and more solicitous of values embodied in private property rights, technological mastery and economic growth, and limited government. Today, facing the looming threat of global warming, environmentalists struggle to break through a cultural stalemate that threatens their goals. Cannon describes the current ferment in the movement, and chronicles efforts to broaden its cultural appeal while staying connected to its historical roots, and to ideas of nature that have been the source of its distinctive energy and purpose"--Unedited summary from book jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cannon, Jonathan Z
Dewey number
344.7304/6
Index
index present
LC call number
KF3775
LC item number
.C365 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Environmental law
  • Environmentalism
  • Environmental policy
  • Environmental law
  • Environmental policy
  • Environmentalism
  • United States
Label
Environment in the balance : the green movement and the Supreme Court, Jonathan Z. Cannon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-356) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The eclipse of NEPA
  • Environmental futures
  • Environmentalism
  • Environmental law, the court, and interpretation
  • Environmental urgency and law
  • Law for the environmental other
  • Efficiency
  • Standing
  • Federalism
  • Private property
Control code
ocn890912743
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
374 pages
Isbn
9780674736788
Lccn
2014037110
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674736788
  • (OCoLC)890912743
Label
Environment in the balance : the green movement and the Supreme Court, Jonathan Z. Cannon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-356) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The eclipse of NEPA
  • Environmental futures
  • Environmentalism
  • Environmental law, the court, and interpretation
  • Environmental urgency and law
  • Law for the environmental other
  • Efficiency
  • Standing
  • Federalism
  • Private property
Control code
ocn890912743
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
374 pages
Isbn
9780674736788
Lccn
2014037110
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674736788
  • (OCoLC)890912743

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