This course examines the legal landscape governing the management, utilization, and conservation of coastal resources. Coastal environments have always been in demand. They are a source of energy and food supplies, a hub for shipping and commerce, and a destination for recreation. At the same time, coastal environments also host exceedingly complex and fragile ecosystems. Balancing these competing values and uses is the central challenge of coastal resource law.
This course covers the laws, policies, prospects and challenges particular to coastal resources. We will begin by discussing the jurisdictional divisions that frame and divide management of coastal resources. Next we will address the statutory and administrative regimes governing the coastal environment. From there, we will turn to major coastal issues such as development and regulation of energy resources (both fossil fuels and renewables), coastal property rights, coastal pollution, coastal wildlife, and coastal planning.
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Last offered Spring 2013.