Nature's Trust, Part 3

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    Do natural systems belong to the public or do they belong to corporate and private interests? Do corporate entities have an obligation to sustain resources for the ongoing benefit of the public or can they be exploited to exhaustion? In this episode of World Ocean Radio we discuss the conflict of ownership and control of our natural resources, and continue the discussion of Professor Mary Christina Wood’s “Nature’s Trust” and the public trust doctrine. This episode is part of a series on designing an enduring plan for the future which will protect natural resources such as water, wildlife, and air beyond the challenging circumstances of the 21st century.

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Resources from this Episode:
< Nature's Trust: Environmental Law for a New Ecological Age
by Mary Christina Wood

< The Public Trust Doctrine