Saving Our Streams
The Role of the Anglers' Conservation Association in Protecting English and Welsh Rivers.
Dr. Bate’s original and instructive history explores how the ACA, using the common law, has operated to indemnify its members against the cost of litigation, bringing thousands of actions and being awarded hundreds of injunctions and millions of pounds in damages for plaintiffs. Most cases end in out-of-court settlement which, though efficient, beings little public recognition to the ACA.
The ACA has not sought the limelight, unlike other environmental groups, but, argues Dr. Bate, it is the most efficient and determind pollution prevention body in Britain. Its success demonstrates the value of private initiatives against polluters.
2001, Research Monograph 53, ISBN 0 255 36494 6, 125pp, PB