Regulation through Revelation: The Origin, Politics, and Impacts of the Toxics Release Inventory Program

Regulation through Revelation: The Origin, Politics, and Impacts of the Toxics Release Inventory Program

by James T. Hamilton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521855306

ISBN-13: 9780521855303

Pub. Date: 08/31/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Program required facilities that handle threshold amounts of specific chemicals to report yearly their releases and transfers of these toxic substances. The TRI data have become the yardstick by which regulators, investors, environmental organizations, and local community groups measure

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Overview

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Program required facilities that handle threshold amounts of specific chemicals to report yearly their releases and transfers of these toxic substances. The TRI data have become the yardstick by which regulators, investors, environmental organizations, and local community groups measure company environmental performance. This book tells the story of the TRI from its origin and implementation to its revision and retrenchment. Its mix of case study and quantitative analysis shows how the TRI operates and how the information provided affects decisions in both the public and private sectors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521855303
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/31/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
347
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

1. Legislating an incomplete contract; 2. Defining terms: rulemaking and the initial TRI data release; 3. Spreading the word in the public and private sectors; 4. Politics of expansion and contraction; 5. Lifecycles in the regulatory environment; 6. The impact(s) of the TRI; 7. Lessons from and for regulatory implementation.

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