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The Environmental Case
Translating Values Into Policy

Fifth Edition


632 pages | CQ Press

Environmental policy cannot be seen in just black and white, but instead contains many shades of gray. Environmental battles—even the most heated—are essentially conflicts among those with fundamentally different values, and how problems are framed in politics plays a central role in shaping how these values are translated into policies. Sara Rinfret explores these two main themes in environmental policy making in the anticipated fifth edition of The Environmental Case.

Through its 15 carefully constructed cases, the book gives readers a first-hand look at some of the most interesting landmark and illuminating new controversies in U.S. environmental policy making.

 

 
About the Author
 
Preface
 
1. A Policymaking Framework: Defining Problems and Portraying Solutions in U.S. Environmental Politics
Two Critical Features of U.S. Environmental Policymaking  
Major Actors in Environmental Policymaking  
The Environmental Policymaking Process  
Case Selection  
Getting the Most Out of the Cases  
Notes  
 
Part 1: Regulating Polluters
 
2. The Nation Tackles Air and Water Pollution: The Environmental Protection Agency and the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts
Background  
The Case  
Outcomes  
Conclusions  
Questions to Consider  
Notes  
 
3. Love Canal: Hazardous Waste and the Politics of Fear
Background  
The Case  
Outcomes  
Conclusions  
Questions to Consider  
Notes  
 
4. Ecosystem-Based Management in the Chesapeake Bay
Background  
The Case  
Outcomes  
Conclusions  
Questions to Consider  
Notes  
 
5. Market-Based Solutions: Acid Rain and the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990
Background  
The Case  
Outcomes  
Conclusions  
Questions to Consider  
Notes  
 
Part 2: History, Changing Values, and Natural Resource Management
 
6. Oil Versus Wilderness in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Background  
The Case  
Obama Legacy  
Outcomes  
Conclusions  
Questions to Consider  
Notes  
 
7. Federal Grazing Policy: Some Things Never Change
Background  
The Case  
Outcomes  
Conclusions  
Questions to Consider  
Notes  
 
8. Jobs Versus the Environment: Saving the Northern Spotted Owl
Background  
The Case  
Outcomes  
Conclusions  
Questions to Consider  
Notes  
 
9. Playground or Paradise? Snowmobiles in Yellowstone National Park
Background  
The Case  
Outcomes  
Conclusions  
Questions to Consider  
Notes  
 
10. Crisis and Recovery in the New England Fisheries
Background  
The Case  
Outcomes  
Conclusions  
Questions to Consider  
Notes  
 
11. The Deepwater Horizon Disaster: The High Cost of Offshore Oil
Background  
The Case  
Outcomes  
Conclusions  
Questions to Consider  
Notes  
 
Part 3: New Issues, New Politics
 
12. Climate Change: The Crisis of our Time
Background  
The Case  
Outcomes  
Conclusions  
Questions to Consider  
Notes  
 
13. Cape Wind: If Not Here, Where? If Not Now, When?
Background  
The Case  
Outcomes  
Conclusions  
Questions to Consider  
Notes  
 
14. Fracking Wars: Local and State Responses to Unconventional Shale Gas Development
Background  
The Case  
Outcomes  
Conclusions  
Questions to Consider  
Notes  
 
15. Making Trade-Offs: Urban Sprawl and the Evolving System of Growth Management in Portland, Oregon
Background  
The Case  
Outcomes  
Conclusions  
Questions to Consider  
Notes  
 
16. Post-Katrina: Lessons from a Disaster
Background  
The Case  
Outcomes  
Conclusions  
Questions to Consider  
Notes  
 
17. Conclusions: Politics, Values, and Environmental Policy Change
The Strength of the Status Quo  
Legislative Policy Change  
Administrative Policy Change  
Acknowledging the Role of Values  
Notes  
 
Index

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