Environmental Improvement through Economic Incentives

Environmental Improvement through Economic Incentives

Environmental Improvement through Economic Incentives

Environmental Improvement through Economic Incentives

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We intend this book for all readers concerned about basic environmental management strategies, but especially for federal and state legislators, committee staff members, agency personnel, political scientists, economists, planners, engineers, and attorneys who are directly involved in developing environmental policies and controls.

Much of what we have written applies to the national scene, and we hope that our work particularly benefits policy makers in the federal government. We believe, however, that some of the best opportunities for implementation of the charges approach exist in the states. While most advocates of charges expected that the first effective charges plans would be federal and would focus on air or water pollution, the states actually have been the first to act, primarily by using charges to curtail the misuse of land and recyclable resources.

Copies of the original draft of this book are still in circulation within several federal and state agencies and the academic community. We feel a bit like manufacturers who have distributed a product that has turned out to be dangerous and now are obliged to provide a replacement. Since we now have the benefit of further research, we caution that reliance upon our earlier analysis could have serious consequences, including to our reputations.

We have focused upon the economic, technical, legal, and political aspects of charges plans, although we realize that we have not nearly exhausted the relevant disciplinary perspectives. Frederick Anderson of the Environmental Law Institute, who had overall . . .

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