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Comparing Environmental Risks

Tools for Setting Government Priorities, 1st Edition

By J. Clarence Davies


176 pages

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The budgetary squeeze of the 1990s has made it obvious that the government cannot address every possible environmental problem. Comparative risk assessment (CRA) is increasingly advanced as the means for setting realistic priorities. RFF's Center for Risk Management commissioned background papers from leading experts on CRA for a meeting with federal regulatory officials. Comparing Environmental Risks presents the revised papers of this workshop. Representing the state of the art on programmatic CRA, its methodological analyses and practical recommendations will be invaluable to government officials, independent analysts, and anyone studying environmental policy.

Table of Contents

Foreword Paul R. Portney Preface J. Clarence Davies 1. Comparative Risk Analysis in the 1990s: The State of the Art J. Clarence Davies 2. Ranking Risks: Some Key Choices J. Clarence Davies 3. CRA and the States: History, Politics, and Results Richard A. Minard, Jr. 4. CRA and Its Stakeholders: Advice to the Executive Office Frederick R. Anderson 5. Refining the CRA Framework John D. Graham and James K. Hammitt 6. A Proposal for Ranking Risk within Federal Agencies M. Granger Morgan, Baruch Fischoff, Lester Lave, and Paul Fischbeck Index

About the Author

J. Clarence Davies is a senior fellow in the Center for Risk Management at Resource for the Future.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General