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Ecology and Environmental Ethics

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ISBN13: 9780754623922
ISBN: 0754623920
Published: September 2005
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



Examining the successes and failures of three decades of environmental law, this absorbing book reconsiders some of the policies devised to remedy centuries of abuse of the planet. It acknowledges the advances made using technological standards to effect pollution control as well as rudimentary systems that regulate use of land at the local level. However, as the author observes, these systems have limitations in solving vexing problems such as sprawl and non-point source pollution, as the cost of their use can easily outweigh the benefits. He suggests a system, termed 'Green Wood in the Bundle of Sticks', that provides the necessary theoretical and historical bases to bridge the gap between the potentials of each system. Using objective criteria based on science, this system is tied to a land ownership system that also takes into account societal concerns at a broader level.

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Subjects:
Environmental Law
Contents:
Introduction: 'Green Wood'; The social evolution of American real property law; The development of American property law; Contemporary concepts in property law; Ecology and property; Environmental ethics and law; Green Wood in the bundle of sticks; The practical implications for Green Wood; Green Wood and the future of environmental law; Conclusion; Index.