ERIC Number: ED059075
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Publication Date: 1971
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Defending the Environment. A Strategy for Citizen Action.
Sax, Joseph L.
The necessity and possibility for citizens to reassert their right to determine the fate of their own environment is advocated in this book by Joseph L. Sax, a professor of law. He demonstrates how this can be done by carrying the battle into the courtrooms of the nation and restoring democracy to environmental disputes. Such action can be accomplished by the effective use of certain established procedures already at the judiciary's disposal; by the creative application of basic legal principles to specifically ecological matters; and by the passage and utilization of a model law for citizens' environmental rights. By removing the barriers to environmental litigation which persist in the face of a national crisis, the courts can become a forum for citizen participation in democratic processes and a catalyst for legislative action. (BL)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Civil Rights, Democratic Values, Environment, Legislation, Social Action, Social Welfare
Alfred A. Knopf Company, 501 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10022 ($6.95)
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