Environmental conflicts and the SLAPP

Terrance M. Hurley, Jason F. Shogren

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A citizen has the right to challenge a firm's actions regarding development plans or violations of environmental laws. Firms have responded with the SLAPP-Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation. Fearing the loss of the Constitutional Right to Petition, several U.S. states have or are considering explicitly restricting the SLAPP. For a class of environmental conflict models with one-sided asymmetric information, our results suggest that restricting the SLAPP does not increase the efficiency of the dispute.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)253-273
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Environmental Economics and Management
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1997

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1Thanks to Joe Colletti, Tom Crocker, Peter Orazem, Joe Herriges, Cathy Kling, Ariane Lambert-Mogiliansky, Chuck Mason, three anonymous reviewers, and seminar participants at Chicago, Colorado, Minnesota, Stockholm, and Wyoming for their comments. This research was partially funded by the Iowa State Agricultural Experiment Station and the National Science Foundation. All views remain our own.

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