Constitutional Constraints on Congress' Ability to Protect the Environment

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Federal protection of the environment must hew to the same constitutional strictures as any other federal actions. In the past decade, however, the Supreme Court has invigorated several of these strictures in ways that present new challenges to congressional drafters of environmental statutes. This report reviews six of these newly emergent constitutional areas, with special attention to their significance for current and future environmental legislation.

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Meltz, Robert September 8, 2000.

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Federal protection of the environment must hew to the same constitutional strictures as any other federal actions. In the past decade, however, the Supreme Court has invigorated several of these strictures in ways that present new challenges to congressional drafters of environmental statutes. This report reviews six of these newly emergent constitutional areas, with special attention to their significance for current and future environmental legislation.

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  • September 8, 2000

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Meltz, Robert. Constitutional Constraints on Congress' Ability to Protect the Environment, report, September 8, 2000; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs1186/: accessed July 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.