Supreme Court Shifts Supremacy Doctrine—Preempting State Sustainability?

50 Ariz. St. L.J. 515 (2018). Steven Ferrey.

The Supreme Court recently applied the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution to sustainable energy technology. Three recent decisions of the Supreme Court, as well as subsequent decisions of the federal circuit courts and a federal adjudicatory commission, reconfigured the constitutional doctrine preempting state regulation of sustainable power. Through these three decisions, the Court reduced Chevron deference afforded to regulatory agencies, a venerated legal doctrine.

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