By Charles F. Wilkinson

ISBN-10: 155963149X

ISBN-13: 9781559631495

ISBN-10: 1559631503

ISBN-13: 9781559631501

In Crossing the subsequent Meridian, Charles F. Wilkinson, knowledgeable on federal public lands, local American concerns, and the West's arcane water legislation explains a number of the center difficulties dealing with the yankee West now and within the future years. He examines the outdated rules that pervade land use and source allocation and argues that major reform of Western legislations is required to strive against desertification and environmental decline, and to heal splintered groups. Interweaving felony historical past with examples of present-day outcomes of the legislation, either meant and accidental, Wilkinson lines the origins and improvement of the legislation and rules that govern mining, ranching, forestry, and water use. He relates tales of Westerners who face those concerns on a day by day foundation, and discusses what can and will be performed to carry govt regulations based on the truth of twentieth-century American life.

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