Environmental Politics Midterm, Fall 2016

Due by midnight on 10/31/16

Summarize two of the following articles. You must write in your own words and keep quotations to a minimum. Rather than providing your opinion of the articles or their findings, recount the main points made in each as clearly and specifically as you can.

You will be graded according to your ability to convey accurate information in college-level prose. Consequently, you must proofread your work carefully to make sure that it is free of factual and grammatical errors. You must use the Term Paper Checklist to make sure that you have avoided common mistakes. If you have writing problems, you are strongly advised to review your midterm with a tutor at the Writing Center before you send it in. Even if you have no trouble in this area, it is always a good idea to have a tutor help you proofread and correct your work.

Each of your summaries must be at least 250 words. Email your work as a single attachment (both summaries in 1 document) formatted for Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx extension) to susan_gallagher@uml.edu. Be sure to include your last name in your document title (e.g., "Name_midterm_env.doc") and your full name in your exam.

Note: You must log into the UML Library to access some of these materials.

David Hecht, "How to Make a Villain: Rachel Carson and the Politics of Anti-Environmentalism," Endeavour, Special Issue: Silent Spring after Fifty Years, Volume 36, Issue 4, December 2012.

James Finley, ""Justice in the Land": Ecological Protest in Henry David Thoreau's Antislavery Essays," Concord Saunterer, Vol. 21 (2013).

Laura Smith, "Restoring Walden Woods and the Idyll of Thoreau II: A Recent Historical Tracing of Changing and Renegotiated Restoration Goals," Ecological Restoration (March 2014), Vol. 32 Issue 1, 86-95.

Jim Kirshner, "NEPA, the National Environmental Protection Act (1969)," October 27, 2011, HistoryLink.org.

Robert Sattelmeyer, "Depopulation, Deforestation, and the Actual Walden Pond," Thoreau's Sense of Place: Essays in American Environmental Writing, edited by Richard J. Schneider (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2000), 245-243.

Christopher McGrory Klyza and Paula Anne Ford-Martin, "Clean Air Act (1963, 1970, 1990)," Environmental Encyclopedia, edited by Marci Bortman, Peter Brimblecombe, and Mary Ann Cunningham (Detroit: Gale, 2003), 256-259. 

David Clark and Paula Anne Ford-Martin, "Clean Water Act (1972, 1977, 1987)," Environmental Encyclopedia, edited by Marci Bortman, Peter Brimblecombe, and Mary Ann Cunningham (Detroit: Gale, 2003), 259-262.

Phillip A. Wallach, "Michigan v. EPA: Competing conceptions of deference due to administrative agencies," Brookings Institution, June 29, 2015

James Salzman, "Why Rivers No Longer Burn," Slate, December 10, 2012. 

Statement of Regina McCarthy, Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Hearing on EPA Regulation of Greenhouse Gases, U.S. House of Representatives, June 29, 2012.

Jon Devine, et al., "The Historical Scope of Clean Water Act Jurisdiction," Environmental Forum (July/August 2012).

Arthur Pugsley, "The Myth of EPA Over-Regulation," Ecology Law Quarterly 39 (2012); LexisNexis Academic: Law Reviews, EBSCOhost.

Debra Blum, " A Rising Tide of Contaminants," New York Times, September 25, 2014.

F. Sherwood Rowland, "The Ozone Depletion Phenomena," Beyond Discovery (1996).

Bill Freedman, "Acid Rain, " K. L. Lerner & B. W. Lerner (Eds.), The Gale Encyclopedia of Science (Detroit: Gale, 2003), 17-23.

Bill Freedman, "Biodiversity," Environmental Encyclopedia, edited by Marci Bortman, Peter Brimblecombe, and Mary Ann Cunningham (Detroit: Gale, 2003),131-134.

Rebecca Lindsey, "Tropical Deforestation," NASA Earth Observatory.