In the wake of the Clean Air Amendments of 1970 in the United States, sources of emissions could be held accountable for the degradation of air quality in the local environment. This case study of air quality management in New Mexico was produced to shed some light on the procedures and activities used by agencies in order to control air quality. Originally published in 1981, Winston Harrington uses New Mexico as a case study for its largely centralised control system in Santa Fe to explore the behaviour of air quality agencies and pollution sources and comments on policy implications from this study’s conclusions. This title will be of interest to students of environmental studies and policy makers.
Table of Contents
Preface; 1. Introduction 2. Institutional Background 3. Regulatory Background 4. Regulatory Belief: Amendments, Variances and Assurances of Discontinuance, and Upset Waivers 5. Enforcement Practices 6. Continuous Compliance 7. Conclusions and Policy Implications