Environmentalists often perceive the risk management approach to environmental and public health policy as a tool to block regulation of industrial pollution. In contrast, this book presents six case studies which provide examples of how federal risk-based regulation has encouraged industry's investment in pollution control. The authors trace the impact of risk management on the regulation of lead in gasoline, ozone-depleting chemicals, and emissions from the drycleaning, pulp and paper, coke, and municipal waste combustor industries.
About the Author
John Graham is Professor of Policy and Decision Sciences and Director, Center for Risk Analysis, Harvard School of Public Health.
Jennifer Kassalow Hartwell, a doctoral candidate at Boston College, managed the Green Industry Project at the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis in 1994 and 1995.
Table of Contents
1. The Risk Management Approach John D. Graham and Jennifer Kassalow Hartwell
2. The Demise of Lead in Gasoline George M Gray, Laury Saligman, and John D. Graham
3. Protecting the Ozone Layer James K Hammin and Kimberly M. Thompson
4. Cleaning Up Dry Cleaners Kimberly M Thompson
5. Fewer Fumes from Coke Plants Jennifer Kassalow Hartwell and John D. Graham
6. Coping with Municipal Waste Alison C. Cullen and Alan Eschenroeder
7. Producing Paper without Dioxin Pollution Kimberly M Thompson and John D. Graham
8. Risk Management: Green or Dirty? John D. Graham and Jennifer Kassalow Hartwell