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Unformatted text preview: the legal property rights of others Some citizens in North Carolina allege that the swine industry has infringed on the legal property rights of others. Some citizens allege that the odor is offensive and has decreased the value of their real estate holdings. Some citizens allege that their wells and surface waters have been contaminated by excess nitrogen associated with swine effluent lagoons. We are talking about an alleged negative externality. Now we can see the avenue of government involvement in this issue. Is this too much government involvement here? Not enough? Just right? I am sure we could get some real fireworks going here. But, the bottom line is whether the allegations are true or false. Will we wait for unbiased science to make that determination? Will scientific analysis be unbiased?...
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