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Session 6

Command & Control in Action: Air & Water Environmental Policy

Class Topics: 

  • Political Anatomy of Environmental Command & Control Regulation

  • Regulating Air Quality

  • Regulating Water Quality

Readings:  

Chapter 6, Environmental Politics & Policy   

Assignment:    

This chapter give you an inside look into how the command and control approach to economics is utilized in environmental regulations pertaining to air and water. Your task is to identify, describe and analyze a current controversy in the U.S. involving either air or water quality in which the federal EPA or its state equivalent (at the state or federal level) are employing command and control tactics and are running into resistance from concerned citizens, organizations or groups. This is a 10 page paper due before class convenes next for session 7.    

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