June 1, 2012
Putting the Pieces Together: How Using Cooperative Federalism Can Help Solve the Climate Change Puzzle
Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review
Comprehensive land-use development and planning at the state or national level is necessary to curb greenhouse gas emissions. A comprehensive federal approach that employs a cooperative federalism structure would be the ideal solution to the current threat posed by global climate change. In order to best implement such a system, legislators should consider the smart-growth projects in California and Georgia to ultimately decrease the emissions of greenhouse gases that result from the overreliance on automobile transport in the United States.