ISBN-10:
0262571137
ISBN-13:
9780262571135
Pub. Date:
02/28/1996
Publisher:
MIT Press
Whose Backyard, Whose Risk: Fear and Fairness in Toxic and Nuclear Waste Siting / Edition 1

Whose Backyard, Whose Risk: Fear and Fairness in Toxic and Nuclear Waste Siting / Edition 1

by Michael B. Gerrard
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ISBN-13: 9780262571135
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 02/28/1996
Series: The MIT Press
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 347
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Michael B. Gerrard is Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia Law School.

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James E. Krier

With this book, Michael Gerrard gives us a careful and stimulating study of the hazardous waste siting problem, set in its larger social and political contexts. Drawing on his experience as an environmental lawyer, his insights as a scholar and teacher, and his knowledge and understanding of the wole range of facts and disciplines that bear on the siting process, Mr. Gerrard first shows how we have managed to make the perfect enemy of the good, 'solving' sitting problems by means that are both inefficient and unjust. Then he goes on, proposing real-world improvements based on real-world circumstancs. His work is illuminating.

Senator Max Baucus

This book addresses one of the most difficult problems in modern environmental policy—how to find new sites for the disposal of hazardous and radioactive wastes. Mr. Gerrard provides an excellent analysis of the many failures and few successes in the development of new waste disposal facilities, and proposes a number of innovative solutions to the sitting problem that deserve serious consideration.

Mark Monmonier

Whose Backyard, Whose Risk is the clearest, most concise and comprehensive overview of the topic I have seen. Gerrard combines an incisive, accessible review of technical and legal issues with a convincing argument for federal allocation and local control. Invaluable for public officials, community neighbors of proposed NIMBY sites, and students of regional planning and public policy, Whose Backyard, Whose Risk is also a surprisingly good read — imagine John Grisham and Scott Turow writing nonfiction.

From the Publisher

Whose Backyard, Whose Risk is the clearest, most concise and comprehensive overview of the topic I have seen. Gerrard combines an incisive, accessible review of technical and legal issues with a convincing argument for federal allocation and local control. Invaluable for public officials, community neighbors of proposed NIMBY sites, and students of regional planning and public policy, Whose Backyard, Whose Risk is also a surprisingly good read—imagine John Grisham and Scott Turow writing nonfiction.

Mark Monmonier , Professor of Geography, Maxell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University and author of How To Lie With Maps

This book addresses one of the most difficult problems in modern environmental policy—how to find new sites for the disposal of hazardous and radioactive wastes. Mr. Gerrard provides an excellent analysis of the many failures and few successes in the development of new waste disposal facilities, and proposes a number of innovative solutions to the sitting problem that deserve serious consideration.

Senator Max Baucus , Chairman Committe on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate

With this book, Michael Gerrard gives us a careful and stimulating study of the hazardous waste siting problem, set in its larger social and political contexts. Drawing on his experience as an environmental lawyer, his insights as a scholar and teacher, and his knowledge and understanding of the wole range of facts and disciplines that bear on the siting process, Mr. Gerrard first shows how we have managed to make the perfect enemy of the good, 'solving' sitting problems by means that are both inefficient and unjust. Then he goes on, proposing real-world improvements based on real-world circumstancs. His work is illuminating.

James E. Krier , Earl Warren DeLano Professor of LAw, The University of Michigan Law School

Whose Backyard is an extremely valuable treatment of animportant subject.

Washington Sunday Times

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