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Environmental and Natural Resources Law

Prof. Mike Blumm calls on Oregon’s A.G. to defend Public Trust Doctrine

December 11, 2013

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    A sign indicates restricted access to Oswego Lake in Lake Oswego.
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Prof Mike Blumm argues in op-ed that Oregon’s AG should defend, rather than disclaim, Oregon’s Public Trust Doctrine. “Just as a private trustee lacks authority to ignore its trust responsibility to its beneficiaries, the state’s fiduciary responsibility to protect citizens’ inalienable rights to trust resources is not discretionary.”