Conservation: A New Say in Court

"On behalf of all the people of the U.S.," a militant housewife named Carol Yannacone last week filed a federal court suit against five major manufacturers of DDT. Charging that the pesticide has gravely damaged the nation's natural resources, she claims that the companies have violated both antitrust laws and the citizenry's constitutional rights. Mrs. Yannacone, a Long Island conservationist, proposes a remarkable remedy. She seeks not only an injunction against further advertising of DDT without a warning but also the payment of $30 billion in reparations to local, state and...

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