Conflict Resolution: MMS and North Carolina

by Judith M. Wilson, Minerals Management Service, Herndon, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '91


The Minerals Management Service (MMS) practices proactive environmental conflict resolution. The approach selected by the MMS varies with the scope of the particular conflict, the entities involved, and the potential advantages of the various alternatives. The MMS has negotiated with the State of North Carolina on two different occasions, each resulted in a Federal-State cooperative agreement called a Memorandum of Understanding.

Subject Headings: Dispute resolution | Minerals | Coastal management | Public opinion and participation | Federal government | Decision making | North Carolina

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