Environmental Law for a New Ecological Age
The Yachats Academy of Arts and Sciences is privileged to announce a presentation by Dr. Mary Christina Wood on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2 p.m. at the Yachats Commons. Dr. Wood is the Philip Knight Professor of Law, and Faculty Director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center at the University of Oregon School of Law.
Dr. Wood’s topic will be a discussion of her most recent book, Nature’s Trust: Environmental Law for a New Ecological Age, which exposes what is wrong with environmental law and offers transformational change based on the public trust doctrine. An ancient and enduring principle, the trust doctrine asserts public property rights to crucial resources. Its core logic compels government, as trustee, to protect natural inheritance such as air and water for all humanity.
Propelled by populist impulses and democratic imperatives, the public trust doctrine surfaces at epic times in history as a manifest human right. But until now it has lacked the precision necessary for citizens, government employees, legislators and judges to fully safeguard the natural resources we rely on for survival and prosperity. The Nature;s Trust’s approach empowers citizens worldwide to protect their intangible ecological rights for future generations.
There is no admission charge, but a $5 donation will help cover publicity expenses. For further information, go to GoYachats.com/events or call 541-961-6695.