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Main Title Coming clean : information disclosure and environmental performance /
Author Kraft, Michael E.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Stephan, Mark.
Abel, Troy D.
Publisher MIT Press,
Year Published 2011
OCLC Number 607323464
ISBN 9780262014953 (hardcover : alk. paper); 0262014955 (hardcover : alk. paper); 9780262515573 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0262515571 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Subjects Environmental policy--United States--Decision making. ; Environmental reporting--United States. ; Disclosure of information--United States.
Additional Subjects Toxics Release Inventory Program (U.S.)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ERAM  GE180 .K725 2011 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 11/07/2011
ESAM  GE180.K725 2011 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/07/2011
Collation xiv, 249 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Information disclosure and environmental performance -- How does information disclosure work? -- Reducing toxic releases and community risks -- States of green : regional variations in environmental performance -- Facility-level perspectives on the TRI and environmental performance -- Environmental leaders and laggards : explaining performance -- Conclusions and policy implications. "Coming Clean is the first book to investigate the process of information disclosure as a policy strategy for environmental protection. This process, which requires that firms disclose information about their environmental performance, is part of an approach to environmental protection that eschews the conventional command-and-control regulatory apparatus, which sometimes leads government and industry to focus on meeting only minimal standards. The authors of Coming Clean examine the effectiveness of information disclosure in achieving actual improvements in corporate environmental performance by analyzing data from the federal government's Toxics Release Inventory, or TRI, and drawing on an original set of survey data from corporations and federal, state, and local officials, among other sources. The authors find that TRI - probably the best-known example of information disclosure - has had a substantial effect over time on the environmental performance of industry. But, drawing on case studies from across the nation, they show that the improvement is not uniform: some facilities have been leaders while others have been laggards. The authors argue that information disclosure has an important role to play in environmental policy--but only as part of an integrated set of policy tools that includes conventional regulation."--pub. desc.