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The Environmental Protection Agency

Asking the Wrong Questions: From Nixon to Clinton

Expanded Edition

Marc K. Landy, Marc J. Roberts, and Stephen R. Thomas

Publication Date - 16 June 1994

ISBN: 9780195086737

368 pages
6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


Expanded to cover the Bush administration and the beginnings of the Clinton administration, this exploration of one of the most critical problems of modern government and democratic politics is now more timely than ever. Through careful analysis of representative cases, it evaluates the Environmental Protection Agency's performance over its entire existence, uncovers the mistaken premises that have clouded and distorted debate about environmental policy, and shows how public officials might better preserve and promote constitutional democracy.

Previous Publication Date(s)

January 1990

Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. The Origins and Development of the Environmental Protection Agency
    3. Revising the Ozone Standard
    4. Writing the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Regulations
    5. Passing Superfund
    6. Forging a Cancer Policy: The Interagency Regulatory Liaison
    7. The Steel Industry and Enforcing the Clean Air Act
    8. The Reagan Administration
    9. The Bush and Clinton Administrations
    10. Conclusions

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