state environmental regulation Articles

  • Impact of environmental regulations on the optimal allocation of coal among regions in the United States

    This study investigates the environmental impact of acid rain controls on the optimal allocation of coal among regions in the United States using a quadratic programming approach. A per-unit tax, which is equal to the marginal damage cost of sulfur oxides emissions, is used as the regulatory means of controlling sulfur pollution. The government can therefore make utilities decrease sulfur ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Analytic methods for environmental regulations in the United States: promises, pitfalls and politics

    Decision-making about environmental protection and public health is challenging because of the need to balance the probabilities, magnitudes, and characteristics of potential adverse consequences. A variety of principles are often invoked in an attempt to simplify the decision, but by neglecting important elements of the problem, many of these principles prove to be inadequate. Maximisation of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • State and Local Governments Step Into Toxics Regulation

    According to the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), federal inaction on chemicals management and regulation has spurred state and even local government entities to step into toxics regulation. CIEL issued a position paper last May, Cloudy Skies, Chance of Sun: A Forecast for U.S. Reform of Chemicals Policy, predicting exactly this result. CIEL points to the fact that at least six ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Do environmental regulations harm competitiveness?

    Environmental regulations only reduce productivity and employment by a small amount, and can boost economic growth by encouraging innovation by businesses, according to a report published last months by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • The Difficulties With Attaining Compliance With Environmental Regulations

    If you are an environmental compliance manager today with college age children you are probably encouraging them to become dentists or orthodontists, and not to follow in your footsteps as an environmental compliance manager.  Arguably one of the toughest positions today is being responsible for managing environmental compliance at an ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • EPA Clean Water Act: New Regulations re: `Waters of the United States`

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule defining the scope of waters protected under the Clean Water Act… The rule will ensure protection for the nation’s public health and aquatic resources, and increase CWA program predictability and consistency by clarifying the scope of ‘‘waters of the United States’’ protected under the ...

  • Recreational impacts on the environment as an impetus to updating recreational regulations in the Washington State

    The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) uses the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) as the regulations by which the agency manages public lands for Washington State. Originally written in 1970, the part of the WAC that guides recreational public access was suitable for its time. However, as populations grew, new technology has developed and the public now recreates deeper ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Keystone rejection likely to drive state EHS pipeline regulation

    On 18 January 2012, President Obama rejected the proposed plans for the Keystone XL oil pipeline, a project which has drawn much debate throughout the United States and Canada.  Although the debate concerning the Keystone XL hinged largely on political divides, the denial of the project will likely drive state regulation of environmental, health, and safety issues concerning pipelines.  ...

  • Legislation: The State Of UK Environmental Legislation: Opportunities for Reform?

    Keywords: environmental legislation, reducing legislative complexity, legislative reform In 2010-2012, the UK Environmental Law Association (UKELA) embarked on an ambitious project to assess the state of environmental legislation in the United Kingdom in light of its increasing complexity1 It is not just UKELA that is concerned that the complexity of environmental legislation is getting ...


  • An updated response to EEI’s timeline of environmental regulations

    This fact sheet updates the analysis done in our earlier response to EEI’s timeline of environmental regulations. EPA remains on track in issuing rules that provide a path to a cleaner power fleet. After years of delay, the U.S. Environmental ...

  • Heterogeneity of the environmental regulation of industrial wastewater: European wineries

    The European legislation of the pollution of industrial wastewater shows a high degree of heterogeneity. This fact implies that there is a market failure with relevant consequences. Within the European Union, each Member State performs a specific transposition of the Water Framework Directive 2000/60. The member states introduce different sanitation fees to correct water pollution. In this ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Technology development for environmental problems of the Southeastern United States

    The southeast has extensive natural resources, and limited population and industrial development. However it is one of the most rapidly growing regions of the USA, which leads to urban sprawl, development of wetlands and readily eroded beaches. Environmental regulations are generally at the minimum federal standard. Non-point source pollution from urban and agricultural areas and sedimentation ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Grounds for regulation and intervention in environmental matters: view of environmental and ecological economics

    The view taken by environmental economics of the environment tends to see it as having certain characteristics. Among these are that it is a free good, inexhaustible, belonging to nobody and without any form of regulatory price, in the absence of an exchange value. These characteristics lead to indiscriminate use and exploitation beyond what would be socially desirable, giving rise to negative ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • State of the environment industry

    The current economic downturn has exacted a heavy toll on many industry sectors. The collapse of the banking and finance system, the humbling failures of the big three North American automakers, and slowdowns in construction and housing market spending have prompted massive injections of government cash to keep the wheels of commerce turning - however slowly. In the US the Associated Builders and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Article: Who has the Power? Challenging Traditional State Authority to Regulate GMOs in New Zealand

    This article begins by outlining the concept of multi-level environmental governance, as it will be used for the purpose of considering the three potential responses available to central government. This is followed by a brief discussion of the constitutional context within which this conflict over GMO regulation is occurring. The specific factual and legal background is then introduced. This ...


  • Reducing the Economic Friction of Regulation

    Last month, we looked at two distinctly different bioenergy business models that are merging. Energy profit centers and waste cost-recovery facilities are learning the benefits of each other's business model. The resulting projects generate maximum revenue with lower production costs. The same kind of business model duality occurs in biomass energy regulation. There are more than two kinds of ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Principles for regulating nanotech

    On June 9, 2011, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) announced that the White House Emerging Technologies Interagency Policy Coordination Committee (ETIPC) has developed a set of principles specific to the regulation and oversight of applications of nanotechnology. The principles are intended to guide the development and implementation of policies, as described in the title "U.S. ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Risk Regulation and Administrative Constitutionalism

    Keywords: precautionary principle, administrative law, public administration, risk evaluation, deliberative-constitutive paradigm, rational-instrumental paradigm, judicial review Elizabeth Fisher has a long and much respected history of scholarly research on the precautionary principle. In this book, she builds on her previous work and her knowledge of both administrative law and risk ...


  • Developing & Implementing a Successful Environmental Compliance Mgmt System for the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) Refineries in WA State

    Abstract As the number of environmental regulations and operating requirements included within operating permits for refineries continue to grow, many environmental managers have opted to implement environmental data management systems. This case study will demonstrate how a group of five refineries through the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) in Washington State ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • The shifting sands of GHG regulation

    So far this year, there have been significant developments on U.S. climate change policy, including movement toward mandatory reporting and regulation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at the federal level via either a cap-and-trade program or possibly existing Clean Air Act mechanisms. While the specifics are still uncertain regarding how these regulatory developments and legislative actions ...


    By Trinity Consultants

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