Ducktown Smoke: The Fight over One of the South's Greatest Environmental Disasters

April 10, 2012

Co-sponsored by the Goodson Law Library and the Duke Environmental Law Society. "It is hard to make a desert in a region that receives almost sixty inches of rain each year, but that is exactly what happened in the Ducktown Basin." Join Duncan Maysilles '79 as he discusses his recent book, Ducktown Smoke, a story of environmental devastation from sulfur dioxide pollution in Southern Appalachia, and a 1907 decision that reframed nuisance law and was the first case of cross-border air pollution to reach the Supreme Court.