ON PRESERVING THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

Further consider consideration of the new foundations for environmental law is presented here. Except for the limit of our technology, there is no economic or even utilitarian rationale available for preserving the natural environment. It is possible to imagine that the Sequoia National Forest tells the developer that it wants a ski lift by a certain declivity of its hills and snowiness during the winter and that it needs a four lane highway by the appearance of certain valley passages and obvious scenic turnouts on the mountainsides. The connection between our cultural history and our environmental policy is explained. A nonutilitarian rationale, constitutionally based, is proposed for preserving the natural environment.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Yale Law Journal Company, Incorporated

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    New Haven, CT  United States  06520
  • Authors:
    • Sagoff, M
  • Publication Date: 1974-12

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  • Accession Number: 00081020
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 26 1975 12:00AM