A Constitutional Amendment for the Environment

Given our imminent turn to a more conservative Supreme Court, and
Given the skepticism that our conservative justices have shown about the constitutional footing of even the most necessary environmental regulation, and
Given the urgency of the climate crisis and widespread ecological collapse,

The time seems right for a constitutional amendment to set federal environmental action on unquestionable legal footing. I propose the following text:

I eagerly seek your aid in improving and disseminating this proposal. As you offer constructive criticism in the comments below, please indicate any legal or scientific expertise that you bring to the conversation.

[edited 10/28/2020]

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