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Michigan Beachcombing Ban

28. July 2004 • Ari Paul
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Michigan environmentalists have joined property rights activists in fight over control of the state’s coasts. Jess Piskor, former columnist and editor at the Michigan Daily, reports:

Like a boulder crashing into a quiet pond, the recent Michigan Court of Appeals ruling against Great Lakes beachcombing is making big waves across the Great Lakes Basin. The Appellate Court decision, Glass v. Goeckel, has delighted property rights activists in the state, motivated property rights groups in other Great Lakes states to bring the new doctrine to their own beaches, and even attracted support from some Michigan environmentalists.