Breaking the Logjam: Environmental Protection That Will Work

Breaking the Logjam: Environmental Protection That Will Work

by David Schoenbrod, Richard B. Stewart, Katrina M. Wyman, Deborah Paulus-Jagric
     
 

After several decades of significant but incomplete successes, environmental protection in the United States is stuck. Administrations under presidents of both parties have fallen well short of the goals of their environmental statutes. Schoenbrod, Stewart, and Wyman, distinguished scholars in the field of environmental law, identify the core problems with existing

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Overview

After several decades of significant but incomplete successes, environmental protection in the United States is stuck. Administrations under presidents of both parties have fallen well short of the goals of their environmental statutes. Schoenbrod, Stewart, and Wyman, distinguished scholars in the field of environmental law, identify the core problems with existing environmental statutes and programs and explain how Congress can fix them. Based on a project the authors led that incorporated the work of more than fifty leading environmental experts, this book is a call to action through public understanding based on a nonpartisan argument for smarter, more flexible regulatory programs to stimulate the economy and encourage green technology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300171488
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
02/29/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface: The Logjammed Congress ix

Introduction

1 Coping with Complexity: The Schooling Fish 3

2 How We Got Lost in Complexity: The Mistaken Squirrel 19

Reform

3 Principles of Reform: The Adapting Beaver 33

4 Climate Change: The Combustible Rock 57

5 Air Pollution: The Old Body 73

6 Lands, Waters, and Other Natural Resources: The Organized Ant 99

7 Smarter Government: The Tool-Wielding Monkey 117

Conclusion

8 Breaking the Logjam: "My Antelope" 145

Notes 153

Acknowledgments 189

Index 193

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