Environmental Rights in State Constitutions
PRINCIPLES OF CONSTITUTIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW, p. 305, James R. May, ed., American Bar Association, 2011
24 Pages Posted: 4 Oct 2011
Date Written: September 23, 2011
The U.S. Constitution is not the sole constitutional influence on environmental law. Constitutions from nearly two dozen states contain a variety of environmental provisions. Among these provisions, one commonality stands out: They are seldom subject to substantive interpretation. The area of interest most relevant to practitioners lies within those constitutions that purport to provide a right to a quality environment.
Keywords: environmental law, constitutional law, state constitutions, states
JEL Classification: K32
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