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The Right of Nonuse$
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Jan G. Laitos

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780195386066

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386066.001.0001

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Proposed Second-Generation Laws

Proposed Second-Generation Laws

Protecting Human Nonuse Interests by Acknowledging the Public Interest in Natural Resources

(p.113) 11 Proposed Second-Generation Laws
The Right of Nonuse

Jan G. Laitos

Oxford University Press

This chapter considers an emerging second generation of resource-regulating laws which would benefit humans by recognizing a substantive human right to an unpolluted and nondepleted natural environment; and requiring that public ecological values be a check on private resource use decisions.

Keywords:   resource-regulating laws, pollution, depletion, natural environment, public ecological values

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