The Evolution of the Federal Consistency Provisions: The Controversy Continues

by Mark T. Imperial, Oliver Stedman Government Cent, Wakefield, United States,
Jessica Cogan, Oliver Stedman Government Cent, Wakefield, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '93


The federal consistency provisions of the 1972 Coastal Zone Management Act have proven to be an important incentive for state development and implementation of coastal management programs. However, these same provisions have provoked considerable controversy and legal challenge. This paper focuses on the evolution of the federal consistency provisions and the legal challenges to state federal consistency authority.

Subject Headings: Federal government | Coastal management | Legal affairs | Public policy | Resource management | Laws and regulations | Legislation | Land use

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