In recent years, a number of states have adopted new or revised constitutions. Typically these contain conservation or other articles touching environmental values. In this Article Professor Howard reviews the elevation of environmental quality to constitutional stature by the states and, taking the new Virginia Constitution as an example, suggests the effect such constitutional language can have.

A. E. Dick Howard, State Constitutions and the Environment, 58 Virginia Law Review, 193–229 (1972).
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