Public Policies for Environmental Protection

Public Policies for Environmental Protection

by Paul R. Portney
     
 

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Originally published in 1990, this study tracks the issues, progress and problems in environmental issues in the United States from the 1980's. Improvements in air and water quality as well as regulation of hazardous waste and toxic substances has led to new policies such as the Superfund Act and a general increase in awareness about environmental issues on a

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Originally published in 1990, this study tracks the issues, progress and problems in environmental issues in the United States from the 1980's. Improvements in air and water quality as well as regulation of hazardous waste and toxic substances has led to new policies such as the Superfund Act and a general increase in awareness about environmental issues on a federal level. Placing an emphasis on economics, these papers analyse the effectiveness of environmental policy and progress made in relation to air pollution, water quality, hazardous wastes, toxic substances and enforcement of regulations. This title will be of interest to students of environmental studies.

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Booknews
A supplemental text for courses in environmental economics, environmental science, and environmental politics. Writing style is nontechnical and accessible. This second edition is revised to account for changes in the institutional, legal, and regulatory framework of environmental policy, with updated chapters on EPA and federal regulation, air and water pollution policy, and hazardous and toxic substances. There are new chapters on market-based environmental policies, global climate change, and solid waste. Portney is president and senior fellow of Resources for the Future. Stavins is professor of business and government and faculty chair of the Environment and Natural Resources Program at Harvard University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From the Publisher
'Offers the best available introduction to the different areas of EPA policy. The second edition provides a wealth of entirely new policy perspectives that will be essential reading for courses in environmental economics and policy.'
W. Kip Viscusi, Harvard Law School

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780915707539
Publisher:
Earthscan
Publication date:
06/28/1990
Series:
Rff Press Ser.
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.78(d)

Meet the Author

Paul R. Portney is president and a senior fellow of Resources for the Future. He is the author, editor, or coeditor of several books, including Discounting and Intergenerational Equity and Footing the Bill for Superfund Cleanups: Who Pays and How?

Robert N. Stavins is the Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government and faculty chair of the Environment and Natural Resources Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is also chair of the Environmental Economics Advisory Committee of the EPA's Science Advisory Board. His recent publications include Economics and the Environment: Selected Readings.

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