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Wetlands Protection--A Goal Without a Statute

Show simple item record Sutton, Victoria 2010-03-12T17:47:24Z 2010-03-12T17:47:24Z 1998
dc.identifier.citation 7 S.C. Envtl. L. J. 179 en_US
dc.description.abstract The difficulties encountered in applying the Clean Water Act over the past twenty-five years provide valuable insight into the regulatory mismatch problem. The idea that a Congressional determination that wetlands must be preserved, not only for scientific, but also for aesthetic and ethical reasons, would provide a constitutional basis for wetlands legislation, is examined in this paper. The difficulties encountered when basing law on an ambiguous scientific basis are also examined and certain solutions are considered. The concept of returning to the original intent of Congress through examination of the Clean Water Act's legislative history regarding the delegation of authority' to the states is also considered. Finally, the movement of federal permit programs to state implementation (similar to the NPDES permitting program), as originally intended by the legislators, is examined. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher South Carolina Environmental Law Journal
dc.subject Clean Water Act en_US
dc.subject Wetlands en_US
dc.title Wetlands Protection--A Goal Without a Statute en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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