Analyzing Superfund: Economics, Science, and Law

Analyzing Superfund: Economics, Science, and Law

by Richard L. Revesz, Richard B. Stewart
     
 

Analyzing Superfund: Economics, Science, and Law probes key issues involved in the Superfund reauthorization debate and analyzes the future of this controversial environmental liability and remediation program. Revesz and Stewart bring together important theoretical and empirical work from the research community on four issues central to the evaluation of

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Analyzing Superfund: Economics, Science, and Law probes key issues involved in the Superfund reauthorization debate and analyzes the future of this controversial environmental liability and remediation program. Revesz and Stewart bring together important theoretical and empirical work from the research community on four issues central to the evaluation of Superfund: cleanup standards, the liability regime, transaction costs, and natural resource damages. Superfund has been roundly criticized in many different quarters, making clear the need for dispassionate study of the law and its myriad ramifications. Issues addressed in this book will endure long after legislative action is completed. An important contribution to debate over Superfund and American environmental policy.

Contributors: Maureen L. Cropper, Lloyd S. Dixon, John D. Graham, Shreekant Gupta, James T. Hamilton, Lewis A. Kornhauser, Katherine N. Probst, Richard L. Revesz, March Sadowitz, Richard B. Stewart, George L. Van Houtven, W. Kip Viscusi, Katherine D. Walker.

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Papers from a December 1993 conference held at the New York University School of Law address key issues involved in the Superfund reauthorization debate, dealing with risk assessments, liability standards, analysis of cleanup methods, natural resource damages, and estimates of Superfund's economic consequences. Other topics include a comparison of joint-and-several liability and nonjoint liability, and the EPA's use of de minimis settlements. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780915707751
Publisher:
Earthscan
Publication date:
05/01/1995
Series:
Rff Press Ser.
Pages:
263
Product dimensions:
6.31(w) x 9.33(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile:
1660L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

Richard L. Revesz is professor of law at the New York University School of Law. Richard B. Stewart, also professor of law at the New York University School of Law, is a former assistant attorney general in the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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