Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Philosophy, Politics and Economics
© 2016 Maria A. Newman
My thesis examines the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), which is the site of ongoing debate between environmentalists and the oil industry. I begin by analyzing both sides’ claims about the area’s value and establishing that the coastal zone of the ANWR, whose fate is the most precarious, should be protected for both environmental and cultural reasons. I then examine two methods for protection: the common law, and regulation. I conclude that only through proactive regulation can the ANWR continue to thrive.
Newman, Maria, "Law and Policy: Methods for Protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge" (2016). Scripps Senior Theses. 887.
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