: No, its a decision not to take a positive action, a decision not to poison the water table.
Thats a negative action or inaction, strictly speaking, but I get your point.
: Generally those affected would be those in a geographical area, or those whose land (by dint of use) it is.
You mean those who excercise the property right (ie the right to dispose as chosen) by dint of use? Sounds similar to classical property rights. The process of saying no would also be similar.
: Its not 'stopping' them from doinjg it, its deciding not to do it
same thing. Joe farmer votes to use the fertilizer, the ten villagers vote not to. Joe is being stopped
: I expect rows, and fights and struggles, but hey, its fun.
Ive got a feeling it could get mobs and rifles 'fun' in some issues.