The Environmental Case: Translating Values Into Policy / Edition 3

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Environmental controversies are illustrated with 12 detailed cases exploring issues in pollution and resource management through the eyes of the main players. Cases give students a sense of what is at stake in environmental conflicts and show how these conflicts play out at the local, state, federal, and international levels. Cases were selected to represent the environmental policymaking process and to increase understanding of the way the American political system handles environmental issues. Some topics include Love Canal, federal grazing policy, climate change, and the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. Layzer teaches political science at Middlebury College. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604266122
  • Publisher: Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/15/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 616
  • Sales rank: 181,868
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface xi
1 Introduction 1
Two Critical Features of U.S. Environmental Policymaking 1
Major Actors in Environmental Policymaking 9
The Environmental Policymaking Process 15
Case Selection 17
Getting the Most Out of These Cases 20
Notes 20
Recommended Reading 24
Part 1 Tackling the Issue of Pollution
2 The Nation Tackles Pollution: The Environmental Protection Agency and the Clean Air and Water Acts 25
3 Love Canal: Hazardous Waste and the Politics of Fear 52
4 Government Secrets at Rocky Flats 78
Part 2 History, Changing Values, and Natural Resource Management
5 Oil Versus Wilderness in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge 102
6 Federal Grazing Policy: Some Things Never Change 127
7 Jobs vs. the Environment: Saving the Northern Spotted Owl 155
Part 3 Addressing Commons Problems
8 The New England Fisheries Crisis 183
9 Climate Change: The Challenges of Formulating International Environmental Policies 209
Part 4 Anti-Environmental Backlash Prompts New Approaches
10 Backlash: Wise Use, Property Rights, and the Anti-Environmental Movement 238
11 Market-Based Solutions: Acid Rain and the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 264
12 Ecosystem-Based Solutions: Restoring the Florida Everglades 289
13 Local Collaboration and Compromise: Using Habitat Conservation Plans to Save Southern California's Endangered Landscape 319
14 Conclusions 348
Index 357
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