Today, air and water pollution resemble the loathsome albatross which is constantly vexing mankind. If they are not removed they may eventually destroy all life on the earth. Not unexpected, therefore, is the current public outcry against all environmental pollution, raising such questions as, "How far do we go in sacrificing the pleasantness of everyone's surroundings for the short term economic gains of a relative few?" Accordingly, promulgation of the concept that "Polluters-Must-Pay" is long overdue.
Thomas M. Schmitz, Pollution, Law, Science, and Damage Awards, 18 Clev.-Marshall L. Rev. 456 (1969)