To win a point in some now forgotten environmental discussion, a friend referred to the "dormant clause." You know what that is, don't you? he asked with a devilish grin. Of course, I replied weakly before recalling an engagement requiring my attendance.
Well, now I know. And for the rest of you who also did not go to law school, three attorneys at K&L Gates explain what the dormant clause is and how it has become a key point in court challenges over how far states can go to regulate green house gas (GHG).
Ankur K. Tohan, Alyssa A. Moir and Gabrielle E. Thompson set up their article with the following four pellucid paragraphs before diving deeper into the legal thicket.