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Chapter 6

ENSP 102 Chapter Notes - Chapter 6: National Forest Management Act Of 1976, Keystone Pipeline, George W. Bush


Department
Environmental Science and Policy
Course Code
ENSP 102
Professor
Goger
Chapter
6

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Energy and Natural Resource Policies
Indirect policy impacts
Programs indirectly subsidize the way we use energy
Greater sums invested into all energy sectors
Energy policy cycle: 1973-1989
Carter’s National Energy Plan and Conservation Gains
Reagans nonpolicy on energy
Energy policy for the 21st century
Bush’s administration: national energy strategy
Clinton administration:
BTU Tax and gasoline
Partnership for a new generation of vehicles
George W Bush
Agressive advocacy towards oil and natural gas usage
VP Dick Cheney
Obama administration
Emphasis on researhc on different energy sources
Rejected Keystone XL pipeline
State and local energy initiatives
29 states enacted renewable energy portfolios calling for required renewable
energy percentages
Many initiatives in California and New York City
Natural Resources and Policy Change
Congress has chosen to set aside parks, wilderness areas, and national
seashores to protect them from development
Under jurisdiction of the Interior Department and Agriculture Department
Environmentalist challenge to resource development
Became regular participants in agency decision making
Western states did not like regulations because it limited their access to
public lands
User groups are more likely to adopt a utilitarian or instrumental view of natural
resources
Policies reflect the ambivalence the nations displays towards natural resource
use
Natural resource policies and agencies
Simple:
Preservation of public resources
Equity in the payment of user fees
Development of public resources
Complex:
Governing program implementation
National Forest Management Act
Implemented by the Forest Service
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