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ELI Research Brief #6 - Property Past Present and Future


James M. McElfish Jr., Philip Warburg & John Pendergrass, Environmental Law Institute

Date Released: 

December 1994

As the courts, the Congress, and state legislatures grapple with the issue of "regulatory takings"--when environmental regulation goes too far in precluding uses of private property to the point where government should compensate owners--a new ELI Research Brief declares that "regulation, including environmental regulation, developed as an essential partner to property rights as we know them. Property rights and environmental protection are interdependent, rather than conflicting."

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