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The Politics of Environmental Reform
Controlling Kentucky Strip Mining

ISBN 9781138958975
Published October 17, 2017 by Routledge
418 Pages

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Book Description

The Politics of Environmental Reform demonstrates how environmental laws affect local governments with Kentucky strip mining as its core example. Originally published in 1976, Landy’s research into environmental legislation in a state whose economy relies on the coal industry can easily be applied to all forms of government shedding light on issues such as policy initiation, federal-state relations and regulatory performance. This title will be of interest to students of Environmental Studies and professionals.

Table of Contents

 List of Figures;  List of Tables;  Part One;  1. The Politics of Environmental Regulation: An Introduction  2. Kentucky Strip Mining: Technical, Economic, and Regulatory Issues  3. The Administration Faction: The Creation of a Political Organization  4. The Braintrust: The Development of Autonomous Values  5. Gubernatorial Leadership: The Preservation of Political Autonomy  6. Enacting the Strip Mine Control Act: Strategy and Tactics  7. The Implementation of Strip Mine Control ;  Part Two;  8. The Defeat of the Administration Faction: the Destruction of Political Autonomy  9. The Nunn Administration  10. The Ford Administration: The Partnership Philosophy  11. Conclusion: The Politics of Environmental Reform;  Footnotes;  Bibliography; Appendix

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