Federalism and interstate environmental externalities

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Date: June 1996
From: University of Pennsylvania Law Review(Vol. 144, Issue 6)
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania, Law School
Document Type: Article
Length: 31,116 words

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Interstate pollution externalities represent the most valid reason for federal environmental regulation, but the federal government has not been effective in addressing the problem of interstate externalities. A marketable-permits plan in which the units are related to environmental degradation rather than emissions would be one approach to dealing with the problem. In addition, the principles of the Dormant Commerce Clause offer a rationale for more stringent control of interstate externalities than the current federal standards provide.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A18921113