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List and discuss the reasons why environmental planning can be difficult to pursue? How does federal environmental planning influence state and local environmental planning? Discuss some examples in which the U.S. government has taken steps to address environmental planning. Lastly, what are some economic and political implications that can be associated with environmental planning?

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The reasons would be local laws, state laws, federal laws, special interest groups and protesters. Also local zoning laws as well as the Endangered Species Act would also be prohibitive factors. If one desires to build, starts the project and then discovers some endangered species on the site, the bureaucracy starts and politicians may get involved in the old idea of man and ...

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The challenges faced when environmental planning, including ties to the federal, state and local government are discussed as well as the economic and political implications. 257 words.

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