Water and Wilderness/Law and Politics
John D. Leshy
University of California Hastings College of the Law
June 9, 2010
Land & Water Law Review, Vol. 23, No. 2, 1988
This article examines continuing controversies about reserving water under federal law in connection with designation of new wilderness areas on federal land, and concludes that the controversy is much overblown, and has much more to do with politics than with actual conditions on the ground or threats to existing water rights.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 34
Keywords: Water rights, water law, water policy, federal lands, federal water rights, wilderness areas
JEL Classification: K10, K11, K32, Q20, Q28, Q30, Q38, Q40, Q48working papers series
Date posted: June 9, 2010
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