dstaples at livingston.net
Sat Apr 25 11:37:22 EST 1998
Joseph Zorzin wrote:
> And even without clear-cut bans on erosion prone slopes, perhaps loggers
> should be held accountable IF the slope erodes for all the damage that
> ensues- to the environment and to all man made structures; and to ensure
> that the loggers can be have financial responsibility, they'll have to
> buy insurance for this purpose, then the insurance industry, not wanting
> to lose millions, will be very careful about insuring risky areas.
But where does a 500 or 1000 year El Nino fit into the picture? Does
the logger plan for the "average" rain fall? And for what period of
time should the logger be liable? The land owner is liable for his
property, and the effects of it on others, how long do you hold him/her
responsible if every thing is jake and El Nino washes the mountain away?
Not a problem in the gulf plains, but a big can of worms for the
vertically enhanced folks.
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