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Should Trees Have Standing? Law, Morality and the Environment 3rd ed

ISBN13: 9780199736072
Previous Edition ISBN: 0379213818
Published: April 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Paperback
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Originally published in 1972, Should Trees Have Standing? was a rallying point for the then burgeoning environmental movement, launching a worldwide debate on the basic nature of legal rights that reached the U.S. Supreme Court.

Now, in the 35th anniversary edition of this remarkably influential book, Christopher D. Stone updates his original thesis and explores the impact his ideas have had on the courts, the academy, and society as a whole. At the heart of the book is an eminently sensible, legally sound, and compelling argument that the environment should be granted legal rights.

For this new 3rd edition, Stone explores a variety of recent cases and current events--and related topics such as climate change and protecting the oceans--providing a thoughtful survey of the past and an insightful glimpse at the future of the environmental movement.

This enduring work continues to serve as the definitive statement as to why trees, oceans, animals, and the environment as a whole should be bestowed with legal rights, so that the voiceless elements in nature are protected for future generations.

Environmental Law
Introduction: Trees at Thirty-Five
Should Trees Have Standing? Toward Legal Rights for Natural Objects
Does the Climate Have Standing?
Agriculture and the Environment: Challenges for the New Millennium
Can the Oceans Be Harbored? A Four Step Plan for the 21st Century
Should We Establish a Guardian for Future Generations?
Reflections on "Sustainable Development"
How to Heal the Planet
Is Environmentalism Dead?
Epilogue: Trees Revisited;