Originally published in 1990, this study tracks the issues, progress and problems in environmental issues in the United States from the 1980’s. Improvements in air and water quality as well as regulation of hazardous waste and toxic substances has led to new policies such as the Superfund Act and a general increase in awareness about environmental issues on a federal level. Placing an emphasis on economics, these papers analyse the effectiveness of environmental policy and progress made in relation to air pollution, water quality, hazardous wastes, toxic substances and enforcement of regulations. This title will be of interest to students of environmental studies.
Table of Contents
List of Tables; List of Figures; Foreword; Acknowledgments; About the Authors; 1. Introduction 2. The Evolution of Federal Regulation 3. Air Pollution Policy 4. Water Pollution Policy 5. Hazardous Wastes 6. Toxic Substances Policy 7. Monitoring and Enforcements 8. Overall Assessment and Future Directions; Index