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The Coastal Zone Management Act: A Mixed Success

Lindsay Garten

Title:
The Coastal Zone Management Act: A Mixed Success
Author(s):
Garten, Lindsay
Date:
Type:
Articles
Department(s):
Earth Institute
Volume:
16
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Book/Journal Title:
Consilience: The Journal of Sustainable Development
Publisher:
Columbia University, Library/Information Service, Center for Digital Research and Scholarship
Abstract:
Coastal zones in the United States are becoming overpopulated and underlying ecosystems are being degraded. The ecosystem services that coastal zones provide will be compromised if we follow the current management path. As the population in these areas increases, so too does the amount of non-point source pollution. Integrated coastal zone management programs are needed to address non-point source pollution. Coastal zones are also in peril due to the current projections of sea level rise caused by climate change. A precautionary approach, such as that employed in Australia and New Zealand, must be used to protect coastal zones from the effects of global warming. The Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) of 1972 was created to preserve and protect coastal areas from pollution and overpopulation. The purpose of this paper is to examine the effectiveness of the CZMA and the challenges it will face going forward.
Subject(s):
Coastal zone management--Planning
Coastal zone management--Law and legislation
Ecosystem management
Natural resources—Management
Coastal zone management
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Lindsay Garten, , The Coastal Zone Management Act: A Mixed Success, Columbia University Academic Commons, .

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