Jonathan H. Adler
The Washington Times
September 3, 1995
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Quite a different view is contained in Property Rights in the Defence of Nature by Elizabeth Brubaker (Earthscan, $12.95 paper, 328 pages). This book argues, quite forcefully, that owning nature is the best hope for true environmental protection. Ownership doesn’t only facilitate stewardship, Ms. Brubaker argues, it encourages it. And common law protections against trespass, nuisance and the like secure those rights. Ms. Brubaker includes three appendices summarizing illustrative court cases.