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Ross v. Acadian Seaplants Ltd. Documents 8-4-17

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Damien M. Schiff

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Currently a Senior Attorney at Pacific Legal Foundation, Damien joined PLF in 2005.  His practice has focused on federal and state environmental and land-use issues.  Damien was counsel of record … ›

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Jonathan Wood

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Jonathan Wood is an attorney at PLF’s DC Center, where he litigates environmental, property rights, and constitutional cases. He is passionate about finding constitutional, effective, and fair solutions to environmental … ›

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Solution to rockweed harvesting should be rooted in privacy rights

The future of the abundant rockweed growing along Maine’s coast may turn on one of our country’s oldest ideas: property rights.

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By Jonathan Wood

Property rights are key to protecting Maine’s rockweed ecosystem

the Maine Supreme Judicial Court will hear oral argument in a case that, befitting the season, is a cornucopia of PLF issues.

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By Jonathan Wood

Secure property rights are the key to conservation

Too often, property rights and conservation are treated as if they are in tension But, in reality, property rights are a proven means to encourage responsible stewardship, resolve conflicts over limited resources, and empower environmentalists to protect resources they value

line2879_-_flickr_-_noaa_photo_libraryTo achieve these positive environmental ends, however, property rights must be secure If courts do not protect them, or the law makes who has what rights fuzzy, they will be less effective and there will be more conflict That’s why PLF joined with the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) to file this amicus brief in the Maine Supreme

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