The Federal Role in Managing the Nation's Groundwater
John D. Leshy
University of California Hastings College of the Law
September 13, 2004
Hastings West-Northwest Journal of Environmental Low and Policy, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2004
This paper examines the increasing importance of groundwater, the inadequacy of many states' laws and management policies, the federal government's legal authority to regulate or otherwise influence groundwater management and use, and the various ways the federal government influences and can influence groundwater management. The paper suggests ways the federal government should exercise that influence to promote wiser and better use of water.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 20
Keywords: water, water rights, groundwater, federal water policy
JEL Classification: K32, Q00, Q25, Q28
Date posted: May 16, 2010
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