Conservation easements are an increasingly important tool for protecting the environment. Roughly 24 million acres in the United States are … More
Rhinos have been hunted to the verge of extinction because of their valuable horns. Most governments have responded, as they … More
Designating uninhabitable private land as “critical habitat” discourages private conservation with no compensating benefit for species.
Concerns about the sustainability of Maine rockweed have an easy solution: property rights. If landowners also own these plants, they will be able to express their environmental values by conserving it and have an incentive to prevent overharvesting.
Zoning harms the economy by frustrating interstate migration and the environment by encouraging sprawl and undermining climate mitigation.
The Supreme Court’s vague definition of “property” undermines free-market environmentalism.
North Carolina has enacted House Bill 467, which should be known as the “Crony Nuisance Protection Act.” Under it any agricultural or forestry business can violate its neighbors’ property rights and avoid fully compensating its neighbors for the harm.
The Supreme Court is considering an important Takings Clause case on the government’s obligation to pay when it regulates away … More
Free people and free economies have repeatedly shown they’re up to the task of solving environmental problems. Earth Day should be a celebration of that fact.
Environmental permitting should supplement property rights, not destroy them.