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The Endangered Species Act and Private Land: Four Lessons Learned from the Past Quarter Century

Editors' Summary: Twenty-five years ago, Congress enacted the ESA with the goal of conserving endangered and threatened species, as well as the ecosystems on which they depend. How successful the Act has been in achieving that goal...

Regulatory Framework for the Management and Remediation of Contaminated Marine Sediments

Editors' Summary: In 1989, a National Research Council study concluded that contaminated sediments are "widespread in U.S. coastal waters" and have "potentially far-reaching consequences to both public health and the environment." A...

Judicial Application of the Endangered Species Act and the Implications for Takings of Protected Species and Private Property

It may seem curious to some that the survival of a relatively small number of three-inch fish among all the countless millions of species extant would require the permanent halting of a virtually completed dam for which Congress has...

Before the Crisis: Protection of Nonendangered Wildlife From the Impact of Resource-Development Activities

Editors' Summary: Although most talk in terms of wildlife protection seems to focus on the operation of the ESA, there are a host of other federal and state laws designed to protect wildlife from the impacts of resource-development...

Sweet Home and the Narrowing of Wildlife "Take" Under Section 9 of the Endangered Species Act

Editors' Summary: The Supreme Court's recent Sweet Home decision validated the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's regulation defining "harm" under the ESA to include habitat modification. The decision leaves private landowners facing...

Experimenting With Experimental Populations

Editors' Summary: ESA § 10(j), the Act's experimental population provision, allows the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to release populations of threatened and endangered species into their historic range without complying...

Babbitt v. Sweet Home Chapter of Communities for a Great Oregon: A Clarion Call for Property Rights Advocates

Editors' Summary: Property rights advocates implicitly complained in Babbitt v. Sweet Home Chapter of Communities for a Great Oregon that a Fish and Wildlife Service regulation that aimed to protect endangered and...

A Tale of Sound and Fury: The Environmental Record of the 102d Congress

Editors' Summary: The 102d Congress adjourned on October 9, 1992, leaving a mixed record of environmental successes and failures. The three principal environmental statutes before it — RCRA, the FWPCA, and the ESA — all failed to...

Lujan v. Defenders of Wildlife: The Supreme Court's Slash and Burn Approach to Environmental Standing

Editors' Summary: Lujan v. Defenders of Wildlife (Defenders), the Supreme Court's June 1992, decision limiting environmentalists' standing to challenge agency programs, envisions judges' roles in environmental law...

The Collision of the Environment and Trade: The GATT Tuna/Dolphin Decision

Editors' Summary: On September 3, 1991, a three-member dispute resolution panel formed by the signatories to the General Agreements on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) held that a U.S. embargo on Mexican tuna and tuna products harvested in...

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