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Environmental Policy Guide: 167 Recommendations for Environmental Policy Reform

Environmental Policy Guide: 167 Recommendations for Environmental Policy Reform

Full Title: Environmental Policy Guide: 167 Recommendations for Environmental Policy Reform
Author(s): Diane Katz
Publisher(s): The Heritage Foundation
Publication Date: January 1, 2015
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Description (excerpt):

Ill-conceived and excessive regulation increasingly inhibits economic growth and erodes individual liberty. Environmental regulation, in particular, frequently lacks a foundation in either sound science or rational economics, fails to balance costs and benefits, and routinely exceeds statutory or constitutional boundaries. These problems represent dysfunction of a high order, and reforms are urgently needed.

The Heritage Foundation’s new Environmental Policy Guide offers 167 detailed recommendations for reform stemming from consultations with dozens of experts in a variety of fields. Topics are divided into nine chapters, including: the Clean Air Act; the Clean Water Act; Lands and Wildlife; Property Rights; Climate Change; Energy; Regulatory Reform; Environmental Health and Safety; and Science, Data Access, and Information Quality. Recommendations are organized by type of action–legislation, authorization or oversight, and represent a wide-ranging platform for change.

This publication is a continuation of the Heritage Foundation’s effort to champion a principled approach to environmental and related energy policy.

All statements and/or propositions in discussion prompts are meant exclusively to stimulate discussion and do not represent the views of OurEnergyPolicy.org, its Partners, Topic Directors or Experts, nor of any individual or organization. Comments by and opinions of Expert participants are their own.

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