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Public Policies for Environmental Protection

Edited By: Paul R Portney and Robert N Stavins

Resources for the Future

Paperback | Dec 2000 | Edition: 2 | #106426 | ISBN: 1891853031
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Fully revised to account for changes in the institutional, legal, and regulatory framework of environmental policy, the new edition includes extensively updated chapters on federal regulation, air and water pollution policy, and hazardous and toxic substances. US focus.

'Offers the best available introduction to the different areas of EPA policy. The second edition provides a wealth of entirely new policy perspectives that will be essential reading for courses in environmental economics and policy.' W. Kip Viscusi, Harvard Law School


1. Introduction Paul R. Portney and Robert N. Stavins 2. EPA and the Evolution of Federal Regulation Paul R. Portney 3. Market-Based Environmental Policies Robert N. Stavins 4. Air Pollution Policy Paul R. Portney 5. Climate Change Policy Michael A. Toman and Jason F. Shogren 6. Water Pollution Policy A. Myrick Freeman III 7. Hazardous Wastes and Toxic Substances Policies Hilary Sigman 8. Solid Waste Policy Molly K. Macauley and Margaret Walls

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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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