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Ocean and Coastal

Fall 2019 • Law 679 • Credits: 3

Instructor: Dick Hildreth

Federal and state judicial and legislative protection of public beach access rights; ownership and use of tide and submerged lands, including the public trust doctrine and the federal and state navigation servitudes; federal and state protection of wetlands; the Federal Coastal Zone Management Act. Federal and state laws applicable to the 200-mile wide United States Exclusive Economic Zone: offshore oil and gas drilling including the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill; ocean renewable energy development; U.S. management of fisheries, marine mammals and other protected marine species; and ocean pollution. The course concludes with laws relevant to coastal and marine spatial planning.