Authoritative and trusted, Environmental Policy once again brings together top scholars to evaluate the changes and continuities in American environmental policy since the late 1960s and their implications for the twenty-first century. Students will learn to decipher the underlying trends, institutional constraints, and policy dilemmas that shape today’s environmental politics.
The Eleventh Edition examines how policy has changed within federal institutions and state and local governments, as well as how environmental governance affects private sector policies and practices. There are five new chapters in this edition that examine the public opinion on the environment, courts, energy policy, natural resource agencies and policies, and the political economy of green growth. Nearly every chapter has been updated to reflect the Trump administration's four years of policy changes. Students will walk away with a measured, yet hopeful evaluation of the future challenges policymakers will confront as the American environmental movement continues to affect the political process.