Air and Water Pollution Regulation: Accomplishments and Economic Consequences

Synopsis

Based on their extensive research into the pollution-related activities of electrical utilities and companies in the pulp and paper industry, Freedman and Jaggi explore the fear that the cost of pollution abatement will damage a company's economic performance. Their findings show that while this may occur in the short run, the negative economic impact disappears over time. Authors then relate their findings to public policy issues and make significant policy recommendations. Environmentalists, corporate management, and people in government will find their findings useful and important, and quite possibly reassuring.