Public Policies For Environmental Protection

Author: Paul R. Portney
Editor: Resources for the Future
ISBN: 9781891853036
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"The first edition of Public Policies for Environmental Protection contributed significantly to the incorporation of economic analysis in the study of environmental policy. Fully revised to account for changes in the institutional, legal, and regulatory framework of environmental policy, the second edition includes extensively updated chapters on federal regulation, air and water pollution policy, and hazardous and toxic substances. It includes coverage of the Safe Drinking Water Act, and entirely new chapters on market-based environmental policies, global climate change, and the reduction and handling of solid waste. Portney, Stavins, and their contributors provide an invaluable resource for researchers, policymakers, industry professionals, and journalists--anyone who needs up-to-date information on U.S. environmental policy. With their generous supply of background information, and careful explanation of policy alternatives, the authors provide an ideal book for students in courses about environmental economics or environmental politics."--Publisher description.

Public Policies For Environmental Protection

Author: Paul Professor Portney
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136524797
Size: 12,93 MB
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The first edition of Public Policies for Environmental Protection contributed significantly to the incorporation of economic analysis in the study of environmental policy. Fully revised to account for changes in the institutional, legal, and regulatory framework of environmental policy, the second edition features updated chapters on the EPA and federal regulation, air and water pollution policy, and hazardous and toxic substances. It includes entirely new chapters on market-based environmental policies, global climate change, solid waste, and, for the first time, coverage of the Safe Drinking Water Act. Portney, Stavins, and their contributors provide an invaluable resource for researchers, policymakers, industry professionals, and journalists---anyone who needs up-to-date information on U.S. environmental policy. With their careful explanation of policy alternatives, the authors provide an ideal book for students in courses about environmental economics or environmental politics.

Environmental Protection At The State Level

Author: Evan J. Ringquist
Editor: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9781563242045
Size: 19,60 MB
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Why do some states enact stronger pollution control programs than do other states? More importantly, do these stronger pollution control programs have identifiable impacts on environmental quality in these states? This book addresses these questions using a unique combination of data, methods, and theory from the natural and social sciences. Further, it evaluates the limits and future prospects of pollution control policy, and provides a series of recommendations for improving the effectiveness of environmental policies.

Environmental Protection Law And Policy In India

Author: Kailash Thakur
Editor: Deep and Deep Publications
ISBN:
Size: 12,26 MB
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The Evolution Of Public Policy

Author: Toni Marzotto
Editor: Lynne Rienner Publishers
ISBN: 9781555878825
Size: 12,36 MB
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How is US public policy made? This survey aims to help students and scholars understand the complexity of policy making. The text examines transportation options mandated by the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 and the socio-economic impact of environmental policy on businesses.

Sustainable Development Science Ethics And Public Policy

Author: J. Lemons
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401584923
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Of all the books written about the problems of sustainable development and environmental protection, Sustainable Development: Science, Ethics, and Public Policy is one of the first to examine the role of science, economics and law, and ethics as generally applied to decision making on sustainable development, particularly in respect to the recommendations contained in Agenda 21. Specifically, the book examines the role, capabilities, and certain strengths and weaknesses of these disciplines and their ethical implications in the context of sustainable development problems. Such an analysis is necessary to determine whether sustainable development problems create important new challenges and problems for government so that, where appropriate, new tools or approaches may be designed to overcome limitations or take advantage of the strengths of current scientific, economic and legal capabilities. Audience: Environmental professionals, whether academic, governmental or industrial, or in the private consultancy sector. Also suitable as an upper level text or reference.

Understanding Environmental Policy

Author: Steven Cohen
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231537689
Size: 12,79 MB
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The first edition of this pragmatic course text emphasized the policy value of a "big picture" approach to the ethical, political, technological, scientific, economic, and management aspects of environmental issues. The text then applied this approach to real-world case examples involving leaks in underground storage tanks, toxic waste cleanup, and the effects of global climate change. This second edition demonstrates the ongoing effectiveness of the book's framework in generating meaningful action and policy solutions to current environmental issues. The text adds case examples concerning congestion taxes, e-waste, hydrofracking, and recent developments in global climate change, updating references and other materials throughout and incorporating the political and policy changes of the Obama administration's first term and developments in national and global environmental issues.

The Practice Of American Public Policymaking

Author: Selden Biggs
Editor: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9780765628329
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Designed for upper-level and professional courses, this text is a state-of-the-art introduction to the public policymaking process that gives equal attention to issues of policy implementation and public governance. It uses an innovative systems approach, integrating the activities, actors, tools, and techniques of policymaking, to provide a comprehensive framework for policy design and analysis. The book is practice-oriented, with a focus on the ways that policymakers at all levels employ the standard technologies of governance--authority, agency, program, rule, contract, and budget--to design policy outputs and achieve policy outcomes. Through extensive use of graphics, the text makes concepts easy to grasp for a generation of students accustomed to the visual presentation of ideas. Case studies illustrate the tools and techniques discussed, and key terms, questions for discussion, and suggested readings round out each chapter. Among the many emerging issues covered in this text that will be especially relevant for upper-level and professional programs and student-practitioners are: --program design --performance management --public contracting --policy networks --venue shopping --commercial and nonprofit sector participation in the policymaking process.

World Directory Of Environmental Organizations

Author: Thaddeus C. Trzyna
Editor: Earthscan
ISBN: 9781853833076
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This is a guide to organizations worldwide concerned with conservation and natural resources. The directory features descriptions of over 2600 organizations in over 200 countries, profiles of over 170 intergovernmental agencies and UN programmes, descriptions of over 400 international NGOs, over 2000 national government and non-governmental organizations, full addresses and contact numbers, and a bibliography of data sources.

Incentives For Environmental Protection

Author: Thomas C. Schelling
Editor: The MIT Press
ISBN:
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This book explores the extent to which pricing incentives such as charges on emissions; in contrast to regulatory standards, can be shaped into a practical policy that is technically effective, politically enactable, administratively enforceable, and equitable. It also compares he advantages and disadvantages of this approach to those that characterize the policy of compliance to regulatory standards. And it identifies the criteria on which either pricing mechanisms or regulatory standards should be based. Three case studies comprise the heart of the book. One investigates carcinogenic chemical emissions, another audits the tradeoffs in controlling aircraft noise near major airports, and the third treats the protection of air quality from pollution by primarily stationary sources. The case studies are introduced by a chapter that gives numerous examples of possible pricing approaches and identifies common lessons that the three diverse studies reinforce.: The studies are followed by a chapter which is based on interviews with Congressional staff, environmentalists, and industrial lobbyists and other interest groups in Washington, revealing their assessments of pricing mechanisms in environmental protection. Thomas C. Schelling and his co-authors - David Harrison, Jr., Albert L. Nichols, Robert Repetto, and Steven J. Kelman - are all affiliated with the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. The book is fifth in the series, Regulation of Economic Activity.