Environmental Interface of the Land & Sea

This seminar explores the gaps, limits, overlaps and conflicts in regulatory programs designed to protect the United States' ocean waters, with an emphasis on the connections between terrestrial and marine policymaking and law. For example, most marine water pollution comes from land-based sources, so how do the Clean Water Act and the Ocean Dumping Act control such pollution while incorporating the special considerations of the oceans — and why do we need both statutes? Other topics will include land-based air pollution of the seas (including global warming), biodiversity protection on land and sea and marine protected areas. Prerequisites: None