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About this book
About this book
History and overview of the EPA.
Preface; A Brief History of the Environmental Protection Agency and Its Powers: Basic Organizational Structure; Council On Environmental Quality; Administrative Law Judges; Environmental Appeals Board; The Laws Implemented By The EPA; International EPA Engagement; Summary; Notable Cases Affecting the EPA; Controversies and Issues; Traditions and the Culture of the EPA; Organization and Day-to-Day Activities; Biographies of Important EPA Administrators; William D. Ruclekshaus 1970-1973; 1983-1985; Russell E. Train 1973-1977; Ann m. Gorsuch 1981-1983; William K. Reilly 1989-1993; Carol M. Browner 1993-2001; Future Challenges for the EPA; Community Based Environmental Planning; Environmental Justice; The Federal interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice; Descriptions and Links to Individual Case Studies; The EPA Environmental Equity Workgoup; National Environmental Justice Advisory Council; Overview; Sustainability; Regional Environmental Vulnerability Assessments at EPA; Current EPA Programs Related to Sustainability;Cumulative Emmissions and Risks; The Beginning; Aggregate Exposure and Risk Assessment; Assessing Cumulative Risk; Ecosystem Approaches; Chonology of Key Events; Appendices; About the Author; Index.
By: Robert W Collin
?[T]his book profiles the Environmental Protection Agency, the federal government agency responsible for drafting and enforcing environmental protection rules, regulations, and laws. There is considerable useful material in the book. Collin provides a brief history of the agency, along with a description of its administrative structure, day-to-day operations, traditions, and culture. Of particular interest is the chapter "Controversies and Issues," which reviews such high-profile cases as Love Canal, the Exxon Valdez oil spill, Three Mile Island, and a number of others. An appendix profiles many of the agency's administrators, from William Ruckelshaus, the first administrator in the Nixon administration, to Carol Browner of the Clinton administration, the agency's longest serving head. A helpful chronology of key events in EPA history follows....Recommended. All levels.?-Choice