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Environmental Law and Policy/Governance

National Incentives to Protect Natural Resources: Preserving Their Place in International Trade

Editors' Summary: In environmental economics, the concept of negative externalities refers to the costs of adverse environmental effects that result from resource extracting and industrial activities and that are borne by the public...

European Community Environmental Law: Environmental Legislation

Editors' Summary: This Article is the second of three parts of a discussion of environmental law in the European Community. The first Article, which was published in the September 1998 edition of ELR's News & Analysis, ...

The Government Performance and Results Act and the Future of EPA: A Second Look

Editors' Summary: In 1993, Congress passed the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA), which requires federal agencies to prepare strategic plans and performance reports for achieving program goals. In two companion Dialogues...

Voluntary and Brownfields Remediation Programs: An Overview of the Environmental Law Institute's 1998 Research

Editors' Summary: One of the most important legal tools in the effort to remediate the nation's contaminated sites is state law that applies to such cleanups. In 1989, the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) conducted a study of this...

Multimedia Exposure Modeling in the Courtroom

Editors' Summary: The increasing number of toxic tort lawsuits in the courts today causes litigants to use a vast array of scientific methodologies and exposure models, which in turn add to the already high level of confusion among...

Reinventing Environmental Regulation: The Only Path to a Sustainable Future

Editors' Summary: In response to the debate on ways in which our environmental protection system should be improved, Enterprise for the Environment, Yale University, and the National Academy of Public Administration each issued "next...

Dodging a Bullet: Lessons From the Failed Hazardous Substance Recycling Rider to the Omnibus Appropriations Bill

Editors' Summary: It has become regular practice for federal legislators to insert into annual appropriations bills riders having little to do with the appropriations process. Last year, under the sponsorship of the Senate Majority...

American Heritage Rivers Initiative: A Harbinger of Future White House Environmental Policy?

Editors' Summary: In his 1997 State of the Union Address, President Clinton announced the American Heritage Rivers Initiative, which promotes the environmental, economic, historical, and cultural aspects of rivers and their...

Reinventing Environmental Regulation Through the Government Performance and Results Act: Are the States Ready for the Devolution?

Editors' Summary: In 1993, Congress passed the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA), which requires federal agencies to prepare strategic plans and performance reports for achieving program goals. In a Dialogue published in...

Going Nowhere Fast: The Environmental Record of the 105th Congress

Editors' Summary: The recently completed 105th Congress provided the nation with a legacy of unparalleled legislative inactivity. Few, if any, of the legislative initiatives earmarked as priorities passed as bitter partisan debate...