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by Marc K. Landy (Author), Marc J. Roberts (Author), Stephen R. . Thomas (Author) & 0 more. ISBN-13: 978-0195086737. The book explores the process by which central questions of values are lost in the intricate politics and technical complexity of regulatory policy making. The EPA: Asking the Wrong Questions will challenge the public managers to rethink the policy process and their own role as public servants. -Jonathan Lash, Secretary, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources.

The Environmental Protection Agency : Asking the Wrong Questions. by Marc K. Landy, Marc J. Roberts, Stephen R. Thomas. The volume chronicles the EPA from its founding in 1970 to the end of the Reagan Administration. Its centerpiece is a set of five specific cases, each of which explores a different dimension of the agency's activities.

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Marc K. Publication Date - June 1994. 1. Introduction 2. The Origins and Development of the Environmental Protection Agency 3. Revising the Ozone Standard 4. Writing the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Regulations 5. Passing Superfund 6. Forging a Cancer Policy: The Interagency Regulatory Liaison 7. The Steel Industry and Enforcing the Clean Air Act 8. The Reagan Administration 9. The Bush and Clinton Administrations 10. Conclusions. The Politics of the Earth: Environmental Discourses.

This book focuses on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in order to explore critical problems of modern government and democratic politics. The volume chronicles the EPA from its founding in 1970 to the end of the Reagan Administration. Its centerpiece is a set of five specific cases, each of which explores a different dimension of the agency's activities. The performance of the agency is judged on the basis of four specific standards: fidelity to technical merits, promoting civic education, responsiveness to the public, and building institutional capacity. The authors view the central task of the agency's senior officials to be the promotion of three critical processes that foster those values: deliberation, integration, and accountability. Departing from the narrow focus upon specific outcomes that has dominated the academic study of public policy, the text argues that public officials have a deeper responsibility to preserve and promote the constitutional democracy. They ought not try to tell citizens what to think. But they should use their stature and expertise to frame questions so that public debate can be made coherent and intelligible. They must tease out the essential social and ethical issues from the welter of scientific data and legal formalisms in which those issues are enveloped. The book seeks to uncover the mistaken premises that have clouded and distorted debate about environmental policy and have led to some poor policy decisions. It depicts the serious consequences which have resulted from asking the wrong questions and discusses what questions the EPA should be encouraged to ask, and answer, and how the agency can be encouraged to do so.

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LoboThommy
For those who are not religious about their conservationism, this book is a must read. It details how our major environmental laws were developed (not as carefully or thoughtfully as one might hope) and how and why the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency came to be a voice of advocacy. You will be much more knowledgeably "green" after reading this fine book.
Damand
This book was extremely dense and full of detail. At times the authors overwhelmed me with names, dates, events, and abbreviations-all that being said I learned more about EPA from reading than anything else I have read.

The introduction provides you with a good foundation of the goings on prior to EPAs creation, and what spurred its creation. The sections on the Ozone Standard, RCRA, Superfund, Cancer Policy, and CAA are informative to say the least. It is in these five sections that I felt overwhelmed with details and names--that at times really seemed excessive, and not necessary to get the story/history through. Again, They also managed, despite the wordiness, to lay out what was going on, put it into context, and at the same time raises important questions.

Part III provides details on the Reagan, Bush I, and Clinton Administrations, although the Clinton section is weak at best (but that has more to do with when this book was written than anything else). I seems to present a very evenhanded look throughout at both Democrats and Republicans in the White House. Their style sold me on their credibility to tell is as it was.
The Environmental Protection Agency: Asking the Wrong Questions download epub
Social Sciences
Author: Marc K. Landy,Marc J. Roberts,Stephen R. Thomas,Morris K. Udall
ISBN: 0195050215
Category: Other
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press; First Printing edition (January 18, 1990)
Pages: 328 pages