Tragedy of the Wetlands Commons: What The Virginia Nontidal Wetlands Resources Act Says About the Future of Environmental Regulation

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Cale Jaffe

University of Virginia School of Law

Date Written: 2001

Abstract

This article considers questions of environmental law and federalism with respect to wetlands regulation. It seeks to challenge the conventional wisdom that federal regulation generally leads to the strongest protection for natural resources, and encourages environmental advocates to seize opportunities for victories at the state level. Using the Virginia Nontidal Wetlands Resources Act of 2000 as a case study, the article attempts to show how state leadership can lead to more robust safeguards for protecting environmental values.

Suggested Citation

Jaffe, Cale, Tragedy of the Wetlands Commons: What The Virginia Nontidal Wetlands Resources Act Says About the Future of Environmental Regulation (2001). Virginia Environmental Law Journal, Vol. 20, 2001. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3220597

Cale Jaffe (Contact Author)

University of Virginia School of Law ( email )

580 Massie Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.law.virginia.edu/faculty/profile/caj5f/1176168

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