There are several constitutional provisions that play a relevant role in the environmental law area.
Review the materials in Chapter 3 of your text, and provide complete, well written, and well-reasoned responses to the following:
Write a memorandum to your supervising attorney that identifies at least four constitutional provisions that play a role in environmental law. Explain how the provisions impact environmental law and give an example of each.
Conclude your assignment by answering the following questions:
If you were a defendant in a criminal environmental prosecution, which constitutional provisions do you believe would be most relevant to you and why?
Preemption is an important doctrine in the environmental field. Explain the nature of preemption. Discuss whether you believe preemption remains a sound doctrine, or whether the states should have greater control in the environmental area.
This assignment should be free of spelling and grammar errors.
You will be assessed on the nature and scope of your research and response.
Your response must cite any supporting material from the text, lecture or other sources you have used to complete the assignment.
You may use your text and/or Internet sources as a reference, but remember to cite all sources according to Bluebook guidelines.