Covering global threats such as climate change, population growth, and loss of biodiversity, as well as national, state, and local problems of environmental pollution, energy use, and natural resource use and conservation, Environmental Policy and Politics provides a comprehensive overview of U.S. policy-making processes, the legislative and administrative settings for policy decisions, the role of interest groups and public opinion in environmental politics, and the public policies that result. It helps readers understand modern environmental policy and its implications, including the need for a comprehensive and integrated approach to problem solving.
Table of Contents
1. Environmental Problems and Politics 2. Judging the State of the Environment 3. Making Environmental Policy 4. The Evolution of Environmental Policy and Politics 5. Environmental Protection Policy: Controlling Pollution 6. Energy and Natural Resource Policies 7. Evaluating Environmental Policy 8. Environmental Policy and Politics for the Twenty-First Century