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Did State Inaction Lead to Federal Enviro Regulation?

Leonard Gilroy
January 6, 2005, 2:21pm

An interesting article by Jonathan Adler explodes the myth that state and local inattention to environmental problems spurred the passage of federal environmental laws: After offering a series of examples that refute the myth, he goes on to examine the real factors that led to the adoption of federal environmental regulation. Here's one particularly salient factor: Read the whole thing.

Leonard Gilroy is Director of Government Reform


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