Environment Network News
March 10, 1996
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Elizabeth Brubaker. 1995. Earthscan Canada. 328 pages.
In this book, Elizabeth Brubaker, Executive Director of Environment Probe, examines the tools provided in common law property rights which make them powerful instruments for protecting the environment. She looks at the erosion of property rights over time, and the inefficacy of current legislation and legislators to protect natural resources. Arguing that “secure, enforceable property rights would empower citzens or communities to protect forests, waters and minerals,” she urges activists to focus on strengthening property rights, relying on laws and regulations only as an essential second best. Brubaker writes in clear, narrative prose, providing summaries for cases cited. Cost: $15.95 (pb) through your bookstore or add $3 for shipping, and order from:
Environment Probe, 225 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto, ON M5S 2M6 ph: 416-964-9223