Environmental Federalism

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For over a quarter century, the federal government has been the primary determinant of environmental regulation and policy. The contributors to this volume provide a wide variety of strategies to challenge what they consider to be Washington's unsophisticated, ineffective, and harmful approaches. The original essays demonstrate how states can improve environmental regulations as they apply to land, water, wildlife, and pesticides, and they provide a general framework for how states can regain control of their environmental destiny. Important reading for anyone interested in environmental policy studies.

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Editorial Reviews

Political Science Quarterly, Winter 98-99 - Denise Scheberle
This volume is worth reading not only for its provocative ideas but also because its topic couldn't be more timely.
Perspectives on Political Science, Winter 1999, Vol. 28, No. 1 - Zachary A. Smith
Environmental Federalism provides much useful information for people interested in hastening the transfer of responsibility for environmental quality control to state and local governments.
Denise Scheberle
...this volume is worth reading not only for its provocative ideas but also because its topic couldn't be more timely.
— Political Science Quarterly
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780847685714
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/1997
  • Series: Political Economy Forum Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 225
  • Product dimensions: 5.82 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Terry L. Anderson is professor of economics at Montana State University and executive director of the Political Economy Research Center in Bozeman, Montana. Peter J. Hill is professor of economics at Wheaton College.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Environmental Federalism: Thinking Smaller Chapter 2 Sizing Up Sovereigns: Federal Systems, Their Origin, Their Decline, Their Prospects Chapter 3 Public Land Federalism: Go Away and Give Us More Money Chapter 4 State Trust Lands: The Culture of Administrative Accountability Chapter 5 Federalism and Wildlife Conservation in the West Chapter 6 Pesticides and Environmental Federalism: An Empirical and Qualitative Analysis of § 24(c) Registrations Chapter 7 Water Federalism: Governmental Competition and Conflict over Western Waters Chapter 8 Western States and Environmental Federalism: An Examination of Institutional Viability Chapter 9 Why States, Not EPA, Should Set Pollution Standards Chapter 10 Index

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