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2007

Maurer School of Law: Indiana University

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Savings Clauses And Trends In Natural Resources Federalism, Robert L. Fischman, Angela King Jan 2007

Savings Clauses And Trends In Natural Resources Federalism, Robert L. Fischman, Angela King

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This article considers recent trends in federalism, with particular attention to natural resource law's statutory savings clauses. It begins with a case study of elk management in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The elk controversy shows how a statutory savings clause can provide a state with traction to advance its interests, and demonstrates how the political winds of change can shift the balance of state-federal relations. The article then focuses on the common statutory savings clauses and their roles in circumscribing federal agency authority and establishing a basis for cooperation between federal and state governments. We analyze the interpretive approaches the ...