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The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which was signed into law on January 1, 1970, has come to be regarded as the first major piece of federal legislation to call for comprehensive attention to environmental concerns in the United States. During the two decades following enactment of NEPA, Congress adopted and then refined major legislation on nearly every aspect of environmental quality concerns: air pollution, water pollution, drinking water quality, hazardous waste management, wildlife protection, pesticide use, and several related problem areas. Current arguments for environmental regulatory reform are a phase in the continuing evolution of this body of federal environmental policy.

Keywords: Environmental policy ; Environmental regulation ; Regulatory reform

Subject(s): Environmental Economics and Policy

Issue Date: 1996-07

Publication Type: Journal Article

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/15231 Published in: Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Volume 28, Number 1 Page range: 99-107

Total Pages: 9

Record appears in: Southern Agricultural Economics Association (SAEA) > Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics





Autor: Carriker, Roy R.

Fuente: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/15231?ln=en







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