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Rights over Flowing Water

Anthony Scott and Georgina Coustalin

in The Evolution of Resource Property Rights

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198286035
eISBN:
9780191718410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286035.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter follows the evolution of rights to use or enjoy streams and lakes. It distinguishes legally ‘land-based’ systems from those that are ‘use-based’. Tracing the alternation or cycling of ... More


Mineral Disposal and Mining Rights on Private Land

Anthony Scott

in The Evolution of Resource Property Rights

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198286035
eISBN:
9780191718410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286035.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Changes in mining rights on private lands came about in leasing contracts, court interpretations, and custom. By the nineteenth century English landowning families could set up mining operation ... More


Water Quality and the Law of Nuisance

Mark Kanazawa

in Golden Rules: The Origins of California Water Law in the Gold Rush

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226258676
eISBN:
9780226258706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226258706.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Chapter 8 examines an important feature of appropriative law: its treatment of third-party impacts and the degradation of water quality commonly associated with placer mining. Water quality impacts ... More


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