The environmental assessment process established by NEPA has been a success and was a step forward on the path of integrating environmental and economic policy. The national pollution abatement laws that were adopted in the decade after NEPA, however, operate in a very different fashion. They, too, have been very successful in a number of important respects, but have achieved less than we had hoped for because of certain flaws in their design. To analyze these laws for us, I would like to introduce another colleague, Professor Jeffery Miller, who has also travelled in Argentina. In fact, Professor Miller conducted workshops for the delegates at the Constitutional Convention who drafted the amendments to the Constitution of Argentina. He is familiar with the legal systems in Argentina and we are delighted that he could be with us today.
Jeffrey G. Miller, United States Pollution Control Laws, 13 Pace Envtl. L. Rev. 513 (1996), available at http://digitalcommons.pace.edu/lawfaculty/247/.