Energy, The Environment, And Public Policy

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With contributions by experts in economics, geography, marketing, agriculture, business, international affairs and more, this book addresses the extent and gravity of the current environmental situation. From toxic industrial and medical waste to acid rain and radioactive waste, from the Alaskan oil spill to the continuing destruction of the rain forests, McKee's focus is on economic welfare. He points out that public and private issues regarding environmental problems have been limited to crisis response. The ...

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Overview

With contributions by experts in economics, geography, marketing, agriculture, business, international affairs and more, this book addresses the extent and gravity of the current environmental situation. From toxic industrial and medical waste to acid rain and radioactive waste, from the Alaskan oil spill to the continuing destruction of the rain forests, McKee's focus is on economic welfare. He points out that public and private issues regarding environmental problems have been limited to crisis response. The contributions he has chosen for this volume clarify key issues for formulating policy options toward long-range economic welfare.

The book includes an assessment of environmental policy during the Reagan administration and position statements by a prominent oil executive and a leading environmental conservationist. Other topics covered include: ethics and environmental restraint; financing the clean-up of hazardous waste; the impact of environmental regulation on plant location; solid waste disposal; environmental damage and national security; the decomissioning of nuclear facilities; the greenhouse effect; environmental constraints on economic diversification in small economies; and transboundary issues facing Canada and the United States. This work provides a valuable overview for those concerned with the economic aspects of energy, and the environment, including policy-makers in business, government, and academia.

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Contributors from economics, business, agriculture, and marketing report on their research into economic aspects of environmental policy making. The 15 papers include an assessment of policy during Reagan's term, and position statements by an oil executive and a conservationist. The emphasis is on long-range planning rather than emergency response. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275937195
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/30/1991
  • Pages: 232
  • Lexile: 1440L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

DAVID L. McKEE is Professor of Economics in the Graduate School of Management at Kent State University.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

A Preliminary Overview

The Environment and Economic Welfare by Clement A. Tisdell

Some General Positioning

Environmental and Energy Policy in the Reagan Presidency: Implications for the 1990s by Michael E. Kraft

Environmental Restraint: Living Lightly or Not Living by John E. Carroll

It's Not Easy Being Green by Frank E. Mosier

Selected Environmental Issues

Plant Locations and Environmental Regulation by William D. Gunther

Economic Impacts of Solid Waste Disposal Sites by Joseph Havlicek, Jr.

Recycling Behavior: The Causal Role of Demographic, Communication and Attitudinal Factors by Florence W. Lansana, Milton E. Harvey, and John W. Frazier

Acid Rain: Public Policy and Environmental Perception by Fred J. Starheim and Daniel V. Steen

Energy-Related Concerns

National Security, Environmental Damage and Uncertainty: Fundamentals for Energy Policy by Darwin C. Hall

Nuclear Oversight: A Critical Analysis of the Public Element in Decommissioning Policy by Martin J. Pasqualetti

Some International Issues

Canadian-U.S. Transboundary Environmental Issues: An Institutional Assessment by Edward R. Bruning

Economic Diversification and the Environment in a Small Economy by Ransford W. Palmer

Developing Countries and the Potential for Global Warming by Robert J. Saunders

Conclusion

Some Final Reflections by David L. McKee

Selected Bibliography

Index

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