Environmentalists often perceive the risk management approach to environmental and public health policy as a tool to block regulation of industrial pollution. In contrast, this book presents six case studies which provide examples of how federal risk-based regulation has encouraged industry's investment in pollution control. The book traces the impact of risk management on the regulation of lead in gasoline, ozone-depleting chemicals, and emissions from the drycleaning, pulp and paper, coke, and municipal waste combuster industries.
The risk management approach, John D. Graham and Jennifer Kassalow Hartwell; the demise of lead in gasoline, George M. Gray, Laury Saligman and John D. Graham; protecting the ozone layer, James K. Hammit and Kimberly M. Thompson; cleaning up dry cleaners, Kimberly M. Thompson; fewer fumes from coke plants, Jennifer Kassalow Hartwell and John D. Graham; coping with municipal waste, Alison C. Cullen and Alan Eschenroeder; producing paper without dioxin pollution, Kimberly M. Thompson and John D. Graham; risk management - green or dirty? John D. Graham and Jennifer Kassalow Hartwell.