California, Climate Change and the Constitution

Environmental Law Forum, Vol. 25, No. 4, July/August 2008

18 Pages Posted: 1 Jan 2011  

Erwin Chemerinsky

University of California, Irvine School of Law

Brigham Daniels

Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School

Brettny Hardy

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP

Tim Profeta

Duke University - Nicholas School for the Environment

Christopher H. Schroeder

Duke University School of Law

Neil Siegel

Duke University School of Law

Date Written: 2008

Abstract

While the United States has of yet not passed meaningful legislation that addresses climate change, several U.S. states are taking steps to reduce the carbon footprints of their industries and citizens. As it has in the past, California is leading the way. But are its actions legal?

Keywords: Climate Change, California, Dormant Commerce Clause, Dormant Foreign Policy Power

Suggested Citation

Chemerinsky, Erwin and Daniels, Brigham and Hardy, Brettny and Profeta, Tim and Schroeder, Christopher H. and Siegel, Neil, California, Climate Change and the Constitution (2008). Environmental Law Forum, Vol. 25, No. 4, July/August 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1703636

Erwin Chemerinsky

University of California, Irvine School of Law ( email )

401 E. Peltason Dr.
Ste. 1000
Irvine, CA 92697-1000
United States

Brigham Daniels (Contact Author)

Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School ( email )

410 JRCB
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602
United States

Brettny Hardy

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP ( email )

101 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10178-0060
United States

Tim Profeta

Duke University - Nicholas School for the Environment ( email )

Box 90328
Durham, NC 27708-0328
United States

Christopher H. Schroeder

Duke University School of Law ( email )

210 Science Drive
Box 90362
Durham, NC 27708
United States
919-613-7096 (Phone)
919-613-7231 (Fax)

Neil Siegel

Duke University School of Law ( email )

210 Science Drive
Box 90362
Durham, NC 27708
United States

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