Energy, The Environment, And Public Policy: Issues For The 1990s by David L. McKee

Energy, The Environment, And Public Policy: Issues For The 1990s

EditorDavid L. McKee

Hardcover | March 1, 1991

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With contributions by experts in economics, geography, marketing, agriculture, business, international affairs and more, this book addresses the extent and gravity of the current environmental situation. From toxic industrial and medical waste to acid rain and radioactive waste, from the Alaskan oil spill to the continuing destruction of the rain forests, McKee's focus is on economic welfare. He points out that public and private issues regarding environmental problems have been limited to crisis response. The contributions he has chosen for this volume clarify key issues for formulating policy options toward long-range economic welfare. The book includes an assessment of environmental policy during the Reagan administration and position statements by a prominent oil executive and a leading environmental conservationist. Other topics covered include: ethics and environmental restraint; financing the clean-up of hazardous waste; the impact of environmental regulation on plant location; solid waste disposal; environmental damage and national security; the decomissioning of nuclear facilities; the greenhouse effect; environmental constraints on economic diversification in small economies; and transboundary issues facing Canada and the United States. This work provides a valuable overview for those concerned with the economic aspects of energy, and the environment, including policy-makers in business, government, and academia.

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Title:Energy, The Environment, And Public Policy: Issues For The 1990sFormat:HardcoverDimensions:232 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:March 1, 1991Publisher:Praeger Publishers

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ISBN - 10:0275937194

ISBN - 13:9780275937195

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?Edited by an economist (Graduate School of Management, Kent State University), this eclectic collection of 15 essays was contributed by a multidisciplinary (economics, agricultural economics, political science, geography, and marketing) group from business, government, and academia. Most of the essays were originally presented at a 1990 conference at Kent State University. Topics covered include energy and environmental policy during the Reagan administration, plant location and environmental regulation, determinants of recycling behavior, acid rain, and future energy strategies for both the industrialized and developing countries. The presentation is generally accessible and insightful. A large bibliography is included. Appropriate for upper-division and graduate collections.?-Choice