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Environmental Politics and Policy

Environmental Politics and Policy

Eleventh Edition

284 pages | CQ Press
Walter A. Rosenbaum’s classic Environmental Politics and Policy provides definitive coverage of environmental politics and policy, lively case material, and a balanced assessment of current environmental issues. The first half of the book sets needed context and describes the policy process while the second half covers specific environmental issues such as air and water; toxic and hazardous substances; energy; and a global policymaking chapter focused on climate change and trans-boundary politics.  This next edition will include updates on the Trump administration's initiatives and controversies with regard to environmental policy, offering the currency and relevancy needed for any environmental politics course.

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1. After Earth Day
“Frack, Baby, Frack”  
America’s Environmental Legacy  
The Evolution of U.S. Environmentalism  
Ongoing Challenges: Present and Future  
Plan for the Book  
Suggested Readings  
2. Making Policy: The Process
Protecting the Bee: The Pathways of Policy  
The Policy Cycle  
Constitutional Constraints  
Interest Group Politics  
The Environmental Movement: Confronting the Challenge of Change  
Environmentalism and Its Critics  
The Public Environmentalism  
The Special Place of Science in Policymaking  
Suggested Readings  
3. Making Policy: Governmental Institutions and Politics
The Water War Called WOTUS  
The Presidency  
Congress: Too Much Check, Too Little Balance  
The Bureaucracy: Power Through Implementation  
The Courts: The Role of Appraisal  
The Political Environment of Environmental Policymaking  
Suggested Readings  
4. Common Policy Challenges: Risk Assessment and Environmental Justics
A Toxic Nightmare From Toyland?  
Risk Assessment and the Limits of Science  
What Risks Are Acceptable?  
Risk Assessment Reconsidered: The Precautionary Principle  
Risk and Discrimination: The Problem of Environmental Justice  
Suggested Readings  
5. More Choice: The Battle Over Regulatory Economics
The Benefit-Cost Debate  
Regulation Strategies: Command and Control Versus the Marketplace  
Suggested Readings  
6. Command and Control in Action: Air and Water Pollution Regulation
The Politics of Command-and-Control Regulation  
Regulating Air Quality  
Current Controversies in Air-Quality Regulation  
Regulating Water Quality  
Suggested Readings  
7. A Regulatory Thicket: Toxic and Hazardous Substances
Toxic and Expensive: The Stringfellow Waste Site  
The Growth of Federal Toxics Regulation  
Federal Law: Toxics Regulation From the Cradle to the Grave?  
Suggested Readings  
8. Energy: America's Energy Politics in Transformation
The Foundation: A Fossil Fuel Nation  
Natural Gas and the Gas “Boom”  
Coal: The Promise and Perils of Abundance  
Fossil Fuel Alternatives: Nuclear Power and Renewable Energy  
Suggested Readings  
9. 635 Million Acres of Politics: The Contested Resources of Public Lands
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Public Land Politics at a Boil  
The Department in the Middle  
The Public Lands  
Conflicts Over ‘Multiple Use’  
The Fate of the Forests  
How Much Wilderness Is Enough?  
Suggested Readings  
10. The Politics and Policy of Global Climate Change
Science and Climate Warming  
The Domestic Politics of Climate Change  
The Difficult Quest for An International Climate Agreement  
Deadlock Over Domestic Climate Emission Controls  
The Cloud Future of U.S. Climate Policy  
Suggested Readings  
List of Abbreviations

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ISBN: 9781544325040