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Part I with James Sawyer, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, vol. 120, pp. 419-503 (1972); Part II (with Rose-Ackerman and Henderson), University of Pennsylvania Law Review, vol. 121, pp. 1225-1308 (1973).


When the members of the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) met at Dover on March 2, 1967 to adopt a massive pollution control program for the river, the event had significance not only for environmentalists, but for every student of American institutions. For the decision seemed to vindicate the American faith in the power of men to create both new modes of thought and novel organizational forms that promise to control the problems of a rapidly changing industrialized society.

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