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Sustainable Society:  A society that balances the environment, other life forms, and human interactions over an indefinite time period.

 

 

 

 

 


 

109TH CONGRESS

1ST SESSION H. J. RES. 33

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States respecting
the right to a clean, safe, and sustainable environment.

 

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

MARCH 2, 2005

Mr. JACKSON of Illinois introduced 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 a clean, safe, and sustainable environment.


1 Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives

2 of the United States of America in Congress assembled

3 (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the fol-

4 lowing article is proposed as an amendment to the Con-

5 stitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all

6 intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when

7 ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several

8 States:

1 ARTICLE

2     SECTION 1. All persons shall have a right to a clean,

3 safe, and sustainable environment, which right shall not

4 be denied or abridged by the United States or any State.

5     SECTION 2. The Congress shall have power to en-

6 force and implement this article by appropriate legisla-

7 tion.
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See original at < http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d106:HJ00033: >.

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