Overview

"One of the most serious challenges to environmentalism that has emerged in the 1990s is the so-called Wise Use movement. While operating under the guise of an independent movement of small landowners, it is in reality a backlash against environmental protection measures, funded and organized by corporations with a vested interest in preventing further environmental gains. Let the People Judge collects the writings of a wide range of thinkers on the Wise Use movement and the controversies that fuel the Wise Use debate.
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Let the People Judge: Wise Use And The Private Property Rights Movement

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Overview

"One of the most serious challenges to environmentalism that has emerged in the 1990s is the so-called Wise Use movement. While operating under the guise of an independent movement of small landowners, it is in reality a backlash against environmental protection measures, funded and organized by corporations with a vested interest in preventing further environmental gains. Let the People Judge collects the writings of a wide range of thinkers on the Wise Use movement and the controversies that fuel the Wise Use debate.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597268950
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/1995
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 381
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Philip Brick teaches international and environmental politics at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington and is co-editor of A Wolf in the Garden (Rowman and Littlefield, 1996).
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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: Freedom and Responsibility: What We Can Learn from the Wise Use Movement 1
1 Cloaked in a Wise Disguise 13
2 Stop the Greens: Business Fights Back by Hook or by Crook 21
3 Land Mine 27
4 The "Property Rights" Revolt: Environmentalists Fret as States Pass Reagan-Style Takings Laws 36
5 Wise Use: Discouragements and Clarifications 45
6 People for the West!: Challenges and Opportunities 53
7 Address to the Natural Resources Council of America 57
8 Taking Back the Rural West 61
9 Mapping Common Ground on Public Rangelands 69
10 Wise Use in the West: The Case of the Northwest Timber Industry 82
11 Wise Use below the High-Tide Line: Threats and Opportunities 119
12 Sagebrush Rebellion II 130
13 Not All That Glitters 136
14 The Takings Issue 143
15 The Value of Land: Seeking Property Rights Solutions to Public Environmental Concerns 151
16 The Takings Debate and Federal Regulatory Programs 158
17 Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council: An Enigmatic Approach to the Environmental Regulation of Land 169
18 "Absolute" Rights: Property and Privacy 182
19 Jobs and the Environment 191
20 The Wise Use Threat to American Workers 202
21 Strategic Overview of the Environmental Industry 208
22 The U.S. Environmental Industry and the Global Marketplace for Environmental Goods and Services 223
23 Science, Technology, Environment, and Competitiveness in a North American Context 239
24 Restructuring the Timber Economy 253
25 Winning and Losing in Environmental Ethics 263
26 Economic and Health Benefits of Biodiversity 274
27 The Endangered Species Act: A Commitment Worth Keeping 278
28 The Tragedy of the Oceans 285
29 Taking on Anti-Environmentalists: Step by Step 295
30 Building Broad-Based Coalitions to Oppose Takings Legislation 304
31 Finding the Ties That Bind: Coalitions with Agriculture Groups 313
32 Countering the Resource Abuse Movement 319
33 Working with the Media 327
34 Wise Use and the Greater Yellowstone Vision Document: Lessons Learned 339
35 Working Journalists Speak Out on Wise Use 348
About the Authors 355
Index 361
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