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After two decades of high-cost, low-output federal efforts to protect and improve environmental quality in the United States, the contributors to this volume argue that it is time to consider market-oriented solutions to environmental problems. Taking the Environment Seriously means learning from past experiences, initiating regulatory approaches that truly protect environmental property, and becoming serious about the business of managing and protecting environmental quality.
Chapter 1 Taking the Environment Seriously: What Does it Mean? Chapter 2 How Much Is Enough? The Benefits and Costs of Environmental Protection Chapter 3 Economics, Ethics, and Ecology Chapter 4 Environmental Harms from Governmental Policy Chapter 5 Clean Water Legislation: Reauthorize or Repeal? Chapter 6 Superfund: The South Carolina Experience Chapter 7 Acid Rain and the Clean Air Act: Lessons in Damage Control Chapter 8 Fishing for Property Rights to Fish Chapter 9 Community Markets to Control Agricultural Nonpoint Source Pollution Chapter 10 Risky Business: Rational Ignorance in Assessing Environmental Hazards Chapter 11 Environmental Calvinism: The Judeo-Christian Roots of Environmental Theology