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H.J.Res. 144 - Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States respecting the right to clean air, pure water, and the sustainable preservation of the ecological integrity, and aesthetic, scenic, and historical values of the natural environment.

Introduced: 2018-12-11
Bill Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
 
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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. J. RES. 144


    Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States respecting the right to clean air, pure water, and the sustainable preservation of the ecological integrity, and aesthetic, scenic, and historical values of the natural environment.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 11, 2018

    Mr. McEachin (for himself, Ms. Jayapal, and Ms. Barragán) submitted the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


JOINT RESOLUTION

    Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States respecting the right to clean air, pure water, and the sustainable preservation of the ecological integrity, and aesthetic, scenic, and historical values of the natural environment.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years after the date of its submission for ratification:

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“The right of any person to clean air, pure water, and to the sustainable preservation of the ecological integrity and aesthetic, scientific, and historical values of the natural environment shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State, and the Congress shall have power to enforce and implement this article by appropriate legislation.”.


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