Assume that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issues a proposed rule that adopts the Recovery Plan, with the following additions: (1) the Plan now requires an adaptive management plan that measures the effects of filling streams (with sediment) on the Cumberland darter; (2) prohibits any filling of any streams in Management Units 1-9 except in accordance with the adaptive management plans; (3) authorizes $500,000 in federal funding for experimental filling of streams in Management Units 1-9; (4) authorizes $2 million in federal funding for development of ponds in Management Units 1-9 to create more habitat for the Cumberland darter; (5) requires the best possible pollution controls on any discharges to any streams with Management Units 1-9; and (6) rejects, as described in more detail in the associated Environmental Impact Statement, any alternatives to measures (1) – (5) as being too impractical and expensive.
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The comment period for the rule is open. Pretend that you are either the president of an environmental nonprofit in the area or the president of a construction company developing homes in Management Units 7 and 8 (pick one). In that role, what would your comments be on the proposed rule?
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Assume that the rule was finalized as proposed, with zero changes based on public comments. In the same role you picked for #1, pretend that you are now challenging the final rule in federal court. What is the process for such appeal, and what are the issues you are challenging under the applicable statute(s)? Does anything prevent you – in the role you chose – from being a proper party to appeal the rule?
Through an examination of the social and political events which have shaped the current public mistrust of politicians and political parties, one can deduce that much of the current disenchantment in politics and politicians is rooted in the absence of available political spaces for the public. There are few practices or institutions which are able to respond to issues of public interest and political disagreement, and to channel the public opinion in an effective and meaningful way. Currently, Britain is facing public disquiet over the prospect of joining the European Union and the coinciding single market economy, along with the protests against the involvement of Britain in the war in Iraaq. Whatever the reasons behind the drop in public confidence in the government, what is clear is that the British government needs to re-evaluate its relationship with the public in the light of an invasive media, new technology, a better educated public, and a pervasive culture of cynicism. New technology, such as the internet, offers politicians the opportunity to make a connection with out-of-touch voters and offers new ways of mobilising and recording popular opinion, an opportunity which few politicians have taken. We are entering a new era of politics, in which the old ideologies of ‘left’ and ‘right’, public and private, moral and immoral, are breaking down. The public, alienated from this new ‘politics without adversaries’ and incensed at the unethical behaviour of individual politicians, has expressed their loss of trust in the government. It remains up to the politicians themselves to win back the confidence of the public. Bibliography Crozier, M., A. Huntington, and J. Watanuki (1975) The crisis of democracy, New York: New York University Press Denholm, A. (2004) Public trust in politicians hit by sleaze claims, The Scotsman, Tuesday 25 May. Giddens, A. (1998) The third way: The renewal of social democracy. Cambridge: Polity. Pharr, S. (2000) A quarter century of declining confidence, Journal of Democracy vol. 11, no. 2, April: pp. 5-25. Weltman, D. and M. Billig (2001) The political psychology of contemporary anti-politics: A discursive approach to the end-of-ideology era, Political Psychology vol. 22, no. 2: 367- 382. >GET ANSWER