What is the Coastal Zone Management Act and what is its relationship to the Lake Gaston project?
The Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) allows a coastal state to block federal permits and licenses if the activity is inconsistent with the state’s coastal zone management plan. North Carolina lodged a CZMA objection to the FERC approval for the Gaston project. Does the CZMA allow a state to block federal permits and licenses for activities which occur in other states? This has been the subject of much debate inside and outside the federal government, but the issue has yet to be addressed by the courts. Prior to December 1993, the federal government did not recognize interstate CZMA objections and had dismissed North Carolina’s CZMA objection for lack of jurisdiction. However, in December 1993, the federal government reversed itself and reinstated North Carolina’s consistency objection. What is the status of the CZMA? Virginia Beach appealed North Carolina’s consistency objection to the Department of Commerce as provided for in the CZMA. In May 1994, the Department of Commerce over-ru
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- Can Section 106 or the Coastal Zone Management Act prevent demolition of a historic building or destruction of an archaeological site?
- What is the Coastal Zone Management Act and what is its relationship to the Lake Gaston project?