Moving the Earth: Cooperative Federalism and Implementation of the Surface Mining Act


This empirical study provides an introduction to the dynamics of regulatory federalism and is the first book to focus on the major issues involved in the regulation of surface mining. A broad spectrum of contributors, most with first-hand experience, describe the forces that have shaped the implementation of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act since 1972. They offer varying perspectives for understanding technological and market considerations, intergovernmental procedures and problems, interest group forces, the role of the courts, Congress, and the states.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Richard O. Miller
  • Donald C. Menzel
  • Harold P. Quinn Jr.
  • James M. McElfish Jr.
  • Gregory E. Conrad
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1993


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