Since 1972, the Environmental Protection Agency has regulated discharges of pollution to “waters of the United States.” The meaning of … More
Tag: environmental federalism
Can states be trusted to protect rare species?
Proposals for reforming the Endangered Species Act to rely more on state regulation and private incentives are usually met by … More
Supreme Court should preempt state laws to save environmental federalism
If Congress can only protect its choices by broadly preempting states laws, it will. And, in the long run, states will have less room to protect the environment than they would if courts continued to enforce the balance. That would be a significant blow to both federalism and the environment.