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Unpublished Paper
Effects of Mandated Reductions in Greenhouse Gasses: Potential Fifth Amendment Taking?
ExpressO (2009)
  • Richard L Vail, Loyola University New Orleans
Abstract
Many consider global warming to be the greatest current threat to civilization as we know it. Proposed regulation involves massive transfers of wealth and will result in substantial changes in society. As no historical government action, with the exception of fighting two world wars and the "new deal", approaches the magnitude of this quantum shift in the economy, various interest will undoubtedly experience disruptions in their investment based expectations. This paper examines possible constitutional concerns based on possible takings without just compensation.
Keywords
  • global warming,
  • greenhouse,
  • fifth amendment,
  • taking
Disciplines
Publication Date
March 5, 2009
Citation Information
Richard L Vail. "Effects of Mandated Reductions in Greenhouse Gasses: Potential Fifth Amendment Taking?" ExpressO (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/richard_vail/1/