nCongress enacted a series of landmark environmental laws beginning in the late 1960s.
nIn adopting these statutes, Congress relied on its power to regulate interstate commerce.A question
to ponder is whether a strict reading of the Commerce Clause would support Congress’ authority in this area.
nStates can act in this field and many have acted, either at the behest of Congress or on their initiative.
nThere is now a substantial body of federal and state environmental law.