A comprehensive text for environmental politics and policy courses that offers a balanced assessment of current environmental issues.
The first half of the book sets needed context and describes the policy process, while the second half covers specific environmental issues such as air and water, toxic and hazardous substances, energy (both fossil fuel and nuclear), public lands, and a global policymaking chapter focused on climate change and transboundary politics.
This thoroughly updated Ninth Edition addresses the impact and fallout from the BP oil spill, the UN Climate Change Conference in Durban, as well as further discussion of the Kyoto Protocol. New and revised tables, figures and other data illustrate key environmental information while a detailed timeline frames the initial chapter's historical narrative of evolving environmental policy.
Walter A. Rosenbaum is professor emeritus of political science at the University of Florida and director emeritus of the University of Florida's Bob Graham Center for Public Service. His recent activities include an analysis of the EPA's capacity for climate change regulation, prepared for the Brookings Institution; an examination of the data requirements for a new Federal Environmental Legacy Act; and preparation of an energy policy text for CQ Press. He has also served as a staff member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and an adjunct professor in the School of Public Health, Tulane University Medical College. In addition to his teaching and research, he has been a consultant to the EPA, the U.S. Department of Energy, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the South Florida Ecosystem (Everglades) Restoration Project. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal for Environmental Studies and Sciences.
Preface Figures, Tables, Boxes, and Maps About the Author 1. After Earth Day 2. Making Policy: The Process 3. Making Policy: Institutions and Politics 4. Common Policy Challenges: Risk Assessment and Environmental Justice 5. More Choice: The Battle over Regulatory Economics 6. Command and Control in Action: Air and Water Pollution Regulation 7. A Regulatory Thicket: Toxic and Hazardous Substances 8. Energy: America's Energy Politics in Transformation 9. 635 Million Acres of Politics: The Battle for Public Lands 10. Climate Change, Domestic Politics, and the Challenge of Global Policymaking List of Abbreviations Index