Federal Land Use: Select Activities and Issues


Marla Purcell (Editor)

Series: Energy Science, Engineering and Technology
BISAC: LAW074000

Recent concerns over energy supply and pricing have led some to look increasingly to federal lands as a potential energy source. This book explains the legal framework for energy leasing and permitting for onshore lands subject to the control of the federal government.

The book first reviews the laws and regulations affecting leasing of federal lands for exploration and production of oil, natural gas, and coal, as well as the permits that leases must obtain in order to explore and produce these resources. It then continues by addressing existing laws and regulations that govern the use of federal lands for renewable energy projects, including geothermal, wind, and solar energy. The book also discusses recreation on federal lands, grazing fees, and commercial filming and photography on federal lands. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Energy Projects on Federal Lands: Leasing and Authorization (pp. 1-26)
Adam Vann

Chapter 2 – U.S. Crude Oil and Natural Gas Production in Federal and Non-Federal Areas (pp. 27-40)
Marc Humphries

Chapter 3 – Recreation on Federal Lands (pp. 41-78)
Kori Calvert, Carol Hardy Vincent and Ross W. Gorte

Chapter 4 – Motorized Recreation on National Park Service Lands (pp. 79-106)
Laura B. Comay, Carol Hardy Vincent and Kristina Alexander

Chapter 5 – Grazing Fees: Overview and Issues (pp. 107-120)
Carol Hardy Vincent

Chapter 6 – Commercial Filming and Photography on Federal Lands (pp. 121-130)
Laura B. Comay


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