Public Policies for Environmental Protection
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Public Policies for Environmental Protection by Professor Paul R. Portney
Book DescriptionThe 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781891853036
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Resources for the Future Press (RFF Press)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2000
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Professor Paul R. Portney
Discounting and Intergenerational Equity, Hardback (February 1999)
The full effects of decisions made about many environmental policies - including climate change and nuclear waste - may not be felt for many years. This book argues that methods reasonable for measuring gains and losses for a generation into the future may not be appropriate when applied to a longer span of time.
Assigning Liability for Superfund Cleanups, Paperback (June 1992)» View all books by Professor Paul R. Portney
While more than 2,700 emergency removals of hazardous materials have taken place under Superfund, implementing the long-term cleanup program has been the object of considerable controversy. This title analyzes the pros and cons associated with the liability approach, as well as with various alternative strategies.
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Author Biography - Professor Paul R. Portney
Paul R. Portney is president and a senior fellow of Resources for the Future. He is the author, editor, or coeditor of several books, including Discounting and Intergenerational Equity and Footing the Bill for Superfund Cleanups: Who Pays and How? Robert N. Stavins is the Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government and faculty chair of the Environment and Natural Resources Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is also chair of the Environmental Economics Advisory Committee of the EPA's Science Advisory Board. His recent publications include Economics and the Environment: Selected Readings.
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