Ecology 1991 public trust doctrine and coastal zone

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Johnson, Ralph W., Craighton Goepple, David Jansen and Rachael Paschal. 1991. The public trust doctrine and coastal zone management in Washington state. Washington Department of Ecology, Olympia. 74 pp.


  • Includes a discussion of public trust interests in Washington State likely including environmental quality and water quality as public trust interests. This development likely follows the relatively recent realization that the bounty of nature is limited and can be destroyed by private action thus allowing for a monopolization that degrades the public use.