The Changing Legal Environment of Northern Forest Policy Making

Errol Meidinger, "The Changing Legal Environment of Northern Forest Policy Making." In Sustaining Ecosystems, Economies, and a Way of Life in the Northern Forests, Washington, D.C.: The Wilderness Society (1993)

University at Buffalo School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1993-003

29 Pages Posted: 3 Nov 2017

See all articles by Errol Meidinger

Errol Meidinger

University at Buffalo Law School

Date Written: 1993

Abstract

This paper reviews recent developments in federal "takings" law, administrative law, and federalism, and discusses their implications for Northern Forest policy making. It describes a growing tendency to structure legal authority for natural resource decision making in a system of unilateral rather than correlative rights. Decision making powers receive differential levels of privilege, with private property rights first, centralized government second, and public involvement third. These trends are likely to make it difficult to evolve Northern Forest policy making structures, and suggest that they may have to be built either in opposition to current legal developments or in separate political institutions.

Keywords: Administrative Hierarchy, Northern Forest, Legal Culture, L;egal Ratchet, Takings, Standing, Federalism, Environmental Democracy

Suggested Citation

Meidinger, Errol, The Changing Legal Environment of Northern Forest Policy Making (1993). Errol Meidinger, "The Changing Legal Environment of Northern Forest Policy Making." In Sustaining Ecosystems, Economies, and a Way of Life in the Northern Forests, Washington, D.C.: The Wilderness Society (1993), University at Buffalo School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1993-003, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3063998

Errol Meidinger (Contact Author)

University at Buffalo Law School ( email )

520 O'Brian Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260-1100
United States
716-645-6692 (Phone)
716-645-2064 (Fax)

Here is the Coronavirus
related research on SSRN

Paper statistics

Downloads
8
Abstract Views
317
PlumX Metrics