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The Applicability of Nuisance Law to Invasive Plants: Can Common Law Liability Inspire Government Action?
Virginia Environmental Law Journal (2005)
  • Justin Pidot, University of Denver
Abstract
Invasive plants increasingly reshape ecosystems in the United States, damaging the environment on public and private lands. Because invasive plants propagate across political boundaries, neither states nor local law can successfully combat their spread. Moreover, existing federal laws do little to address invasive plants. This article explores the obstacles to political action and suggests that common law nuisance claims could be successfully brought against those responsible for introducing invasive plants and could inspire Congress to enact appropriate legislation.
Publication Date
2005
Citation Information
Justin Pidot, The Applicability of Nuisance Law to Invasive Plants: Can Common Law Liability Inspire Government Action?, 24 Virginia Environmental Law Journal 183 (2005)