America's Coasts in the 80's: Policies & Issues



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Coast Alliance; Center for Environmental Education


This report, America's Coasts in the 80's: Policies and Issues, has been prepared in conjunction with the nationwide public education campaign, Year of the Coast, for which the Coast Alliance served as national coordinator. This book is intended to provide a sound, but not overly technical, overview of current policies, particulary at the federal level, affecting our nation's coastlines, and to offer suggestions for how these might be improved. It is hoped that this document will be of value to concerned citizens, government officials, and representatives of the business community seeking a working knowledge of the major issues facing us in the coming decade regarding our precious coastal heritage.


159 pages


environmental policy, coastal zone management