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The Politics of Environmental Reform

Controlling Kentucky Strip Mining, 1st Edition

By Marc Karnis Landy


400 pages

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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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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Environmental Science