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The U.S. Environmental policy experience: A critique with Suggestions for the European Community

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  • Charles Howe
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    This paper recites much of the history of U.S. environmental policy, covering air quality, water quality, hazardous wastes, monitoring and enforcement, integration of environmental considerations into general economic planning, and the issue of federal-state relations. Policies are criticized in terms of excessive cost and lack of effective enforcement, but successful and innovative practices also are identified, especially the use of tradable discharge permits and productive state-federal relationships. Suggestions for European Community policy formulation are made. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 1993

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    Article provided by European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists in its journal Environmental and Resource Economics.

    Volume (Year): 3 (1993)
    Issue (Month): 4 (August)
    Pages: 359-379

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:enreec:v:3:y:1993:i:4:p:359-379

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    Keywords: Environmental policy; air quality; water quality; hazardous wastes; monitoring; enforcement; federal-state relations;

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    1. Reimund Schwarze & Peter Zapfel, 2000. "Sulfur Allowance Trading and the Regional Clean Air Incentives Market: A Comparative Design Analysis of two Major Cap-and-Trade Permit Programs?," Environmental & Resource Economics, European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 17(3), pages 279-298, November.
    2. STÅLE Navrud & GERALD Pruckner, 1997. "Environmental Valuation – To Use or Not to Use? A Comparative Study of the United States and Europe," Environmental & Resource Economics, European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 10(1), pages 1-26, July.
    3. Raimund Krumm & Dietmar Wellisch, 1995. "On the efficiency of environmental instruments in a spatial economy," Environmental & Resource Economics, European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 6(1), pages 87-98, July.

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