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Ocean Management and Planning in the United States: From Competition to Cooperation

Annuaire de Droit Maritime et Océanique, Forthcoming

19 Pages Posted: 21 Sep 2010  

Rita S. Heimes

University of Maine - School of Law

Date Written: September 20, 2010

Abstract

The history of US marine and ocean law involves numerous federal statutes and government agencies. It also involves acrimony with state governments over offshore oil and gas drilling and its associated pollution. Faced with the opportunity for offshore renewable energy development -- such as wind, wave and tidal facilities -- states have been leaders in creating marine spatial plans to streamline regulatory and permitting practices and accommodate multiple, varied and increasing uses of coastal and marine areas. The federal government has plans, now, to follow suit with regional coastal and marine spatial plans. To be successful, state and federal governments must cooperate.

Keywords: marine, spatial, planning, coastal, ocean, federalism, ecosystem, based, management

Suggested Citation

Heimes, Rita S., Ocean Management and Planning in the United States: From Competition to Cooperation (September 20, 2010). Annuaire de Droit Maritime et Océanique, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1679922

Rita S. Heimes (Contact Author)

University of Maine - School of Law ( email )

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Portland, ME 04102
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