The lecture addresses the issue of takings and when the government has the right to seize private property for the public good. The government is required to compensate property owners in some circumstances. Through legal cases, Professor Wargo gives some examples of when compensation is required and why takings are an important management tool for environmental managers.
Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses
00:00 - Chapter 1. Property Rights: Fractured by Law and Custom
12:46 - Chapter 2. Managing Coastal Development and Resources
18:41 - Chapter 3. Surface and Mineral Rights on Public Lands
26:13 - Chapter 4. Nuisance Law; Takings Law
40:21 - Chapter 5. Taking Without Compensation
This course was recorded in Spring 2010.
Can law change human behavior to be less environmentally damaging? Law will be examined through case histories including: environmental effects of national security, pesticides, air pollution, consumer products, plastics, parks and protected area management, land use, urban growth and sprawl, public/private transit, drinking water standards, food safety, and hazardous site restoration. In each case we will review the structure of law and evaluate its strengths and weaknesses. This Yale College course, taught on campus twice per week for 50 minutes, was recorded for Open Yale Courses in Spring 2010.
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