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Federal and State Authority to Regulate the Environment

Federal and State Authority to Regulate the Environment

Learn about the key aspects of federal and state regulation, including the Commerce Clause, treaty power, and federal preemption of state law.

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In the United States, lawmaking occurs at both the state and federal level. This can cause complications due to the interstate nature of environmental issues like air and water pollution. In order to have successful environmental regulation, state and federal governments must work together. In this lesson, you’ll learn about the key aspects of federal and state regulation, including the Commerce Clause, treaty power, and federal preemption of state law.

Federal Authority to Regulate

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