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How should environmentalists feel about the Constitution?

The environmental movement is young by constitutional standards, gaining steam in the early 20th century and becoming a powerful political force after the first Earth Day in 1970. 662 more words

Libertarian Environmentalism

Unconstitutional State Food, Agriculture Crackdowns Spur Congress to Act

Earlier this summer, Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-Calif.) introduced a bill that could dramatically change the ways states tax and regulate interstate commerce, including commerce in agriculture and food. 38 more words

Commerce Clause

Briefly define and discuss the Commerce Clause found in Article I.

Your response should be at least 100 words in length.

Briefly define and discuss pocket veto as it relates to the veto power of the U.S. 143 more words

Editorial: State reins in Portland fossil-fuel overreach

The Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals has overturned a Portland ordinance, adopted in December 2016, that severely restricted expansion of the city’s fossil fuels shipping terminals. 56 more words

Opinion

When does robbery of a local brothel substantially affect interstate commerce? Apparently, pretty much always.

Last year, I posted about the Supreme Court’s review of, and unsurprising decision in, Taylor v. United States.  That case, up from the Fourth Circuit, held that the jurisdictional element of the Hobbs Act, 18 U.S.C. 1,034 more words

Competition among states is the driving force behind environmental policy innovation

Many environmental problems are extremely complex and involve solutions that require significant tradeoffs. For that reason, the state-level experimentation that our Constitution’s system of federalism protects is as essential for environmental policy as anywhere else. 463 more words

Libertarian Environmentalism