Clearing Title (and Rain Forest)

Amazon Deforestation (BBC)
Amazon Deforestation (BBC)

On Friday, the day Waxman-Markey passed the U.S. House, another significant legal development took place — one that may also bear on climate change.  President Lula of Brazil signed a bill providing legal title to squatters on Amazon land.  Opponents argue that it will spark speculation in Amazonian property and increase deforestation.

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Dan Farber has written and taught on environmental and constitutional law as well as about contracts, jurisprudence and legislation. Currently at Berkeley Law, he has al…

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