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Environmental Rights in State Constitutions

PRINCIPLES OF CONSTITUTIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW, p. 305, James R. May, ed., American Bar Association, 2011

Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-47

24 Pages Posted: 4 Oct 2011  

James May

Widener University Delaware Law School

William Romanowicz

Widener University Delaware Law School

Date Written: September 23, 2011

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

May, James and Romanowicz, William, Environmental Rights in State Constitutions (September 23, 2011). PRINCIPLES OF CONSTITUTIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW, p. 305, James R. May, ed., American Bar Association, 2011; Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-47. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1932753

James May (Contact Author)

Widener University Delaware Law School ( email )

4601 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19803-0406
United States

William Romanowicz

Widener University Delaware Law School ( email )

4601 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19803-0406
United States

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