Stephen M. Meyer. Journal of Environmental Law & Practice. 1995.
"The economic impact of environmental regulation" is Meyer’s report on the findings of a study that analyzed the impact of environmental protection laws upon American economic performance. The national Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Endangered Species Act are all named, although he uses a state-by-state analysis. The study analyzes job growth and business failure during the period of 1982-1992 (the height of American de-industrialization), and finds that “neither national nor state economic performance have been significantly or systematically affected by environmental regulation”.