Taxes, Torts, and the Toxics Release Inventory: Congressional Voting on Instruments to Control Pollution
Theories of rational political ignorance and congressional voting imply that Congress members may take different interests into account when they vote on technical amendments than when they vote on a bill's final passage. This article uses votes on Superfund reauthorization to examine what factors influence politicians' support for different instruments to control pollution and how the interests Congress members take into account vary with the anticipated degree of electoral scrutiny. Controlling for a legislator's general support for environmental programs, a representative's votes on specific policy instruments in Superfund legislation depended on the district-level costs and benefits of the instruments. Copyright 1997 by Oxford University Press.
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Volume (Year): 35 (1997)
Issue (Month): 4 (October)
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