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Are Environmental Harms Special?

Cane, Peter


Major pollution incidents and a concern for the future well-being of the planet have caused many lawyers to support the idea of a distinct civil liability regime for compensating environmental damage. But unless we are sure that environmental harms do deserve special treatment, special liability regimes may prove to be a mistake in the long-run. The main aim in the design of liability law should be to distribute the past costs of pollution rather than to punish or act as a future deterrent. A...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Environmental Law


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