How Dirty Laws Trash The Environment | Learn Liberty

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Dirty laws? That’s the confusing part of EPA regulations. While intended to do good, they often end up doing quite the opposite. When a corporation dumps its toxic waste a few miles upstream from your tomato farm - sure, you can go to the EPA, but odds are the offending party has filed all the right permits that allow them to do their dirtiest and you’re screwed. Join PERC senior fellow Roger Meiners in this Learn Liberty video as he shows why the common law may be the best remedy – without bureaucratic trash to stink things up.

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 An economist and lawyer, Roger Meiners defends the superiority of the common law--legal traditions developed through the courts--over federal regulation. In his view, the success of markets is intertwined with the common laws strong protection for property rights. Common law protects the environment by allowing individuals to take action against...
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