Government Versus Environment / Edition 224

Government Versus Environment / Edition 224

by Donald R. Leal
     
 

Many Americans today view the government as the savior of the environment. When it comes to protecting land, fish, and wildlife, the common response is to let government do it. The contributors to Government Versus the Environment encourage us to consider government in a different light by looking at clear instances of public programs that foster environmental

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Many Americans today view the government as the savior of the environment. When it comes to protecting land, fish, and wildlife, the common response is to let government do it. The contributors to Government Versus the Environment encourage us to consider government in a different light by looking at clear instances of public programs that foster environmental destruction. They provide an in-depth look at of how the political process can adversely impact the quality of our environment and argue that the government's track record in managing natural resources has been and continues to be abysmal. The case studies in Government Versus the Environment will cause readers to think twice about the all-too-familiar calls for more government for the sake of the environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742521803
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/2002
Series:
Political Economy Forum Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.14(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Prologue
1Greener Pastures? The Defective Attraction of Federal Environmental Policy1
2Silent Springs and Silent Villages: Pesticides and the Trampling of Property Rights15
3Fueling the Race to the Fish39
4Federal Flood Policies: 150 Years of Environmental Mischief59
5Unplugging the Everglades79
6War on Wildlife97
7The Untouchables: America's National Forests123
8Banking on Disaster: The World Bank and Environmental Destruction145
9All Play and No Pay: The Adverse Effects of Welfare Recreation163
10Castles in the Sand: The Army Corps of Engineers and Federal Beach Replenishment179
Index197
About the Political Economy Forum Series203
About the Contributors205

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