Reducing Toxics: A New Approach To Policy And Industrial by Robert Gottlieb

By Robert Gottlieb

In lowering Toxics, major specialists tackle undefined, expertise, health and wellbeing, and coverage matters and discover the opportunity of pollutants prevention on the and facility degrees. they think about either the regulatory and institutional settings of toxics aid tasks, prescribe concepts for constructing a prevention framework, and practice those rules in reading case stories. one of the themes thought of are: the evolution of, and boundaries to, present environmental coverage incorporating prevention into construction making plans and decisionmaking do voluntary courses bring about greening or greenwashing? case reports of the chemical, aerosols, radiator fix and electrical automobile industries possibilities for and obstacles to pollutants prevention lowering Toxics deals an analytic framework for outlining and knowing various methods within the toxics sector and describes the foundation for a brand new coverage and commercial decisionmaking build.

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Smith, and J. ; and imposing (at least theoretically) whatever other controls would be necessary to bring regional airbasins into compliance with the overarching NAAQS standards. 8 Notwithstanding the significance of this top-level choice, the more specific and complex issues of what kind of controls were imposed was perhaps even more important. Standard-setting, once decided upon as a general course of action for pollution control, offers a wide range of alternatives, including ambient and emissions standards.

Smith, and J. Roque planning. The multiple social and environmental benefits of mass transportation systems and increasing urban density potentially achieved by limiting private vehicle use were simply too broad to be meaningfully contained or advanced—more-or-less through the back door—within the comparatively limited framework of a medium-specific environmental statute. While many analysts of the failure of the Clean Air Act’s transportation control provisions have concentrated on the technical, administrative, and enforcement complexities, and in particular on the tensions of a federal system, it is worth considering what might have been the benefits of even a limited attempt at the hard work of policy integration at the federal level.

However, they can, for example, also take the form of nontechnological operating or workplace standards, in which a particular technology is less at issue than the frequency or competence with which it is deployed. Fuel composition standards— particularly the highly effective restrictions on lead additives discussed in Chapter 6—represent another type of nontechnological standard, as do other forms of product composition or product design standards. ”These significantly include not just proscriptive rules, but the possibility of highly focused surcharges that are essentially a form of regulatory tax intended to influence both private behavior and urban form.

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