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Main Title Politics of Ecology and the Lake Tahoe Basin.
Author Costantini, Edmond ; Hanf., Kenneth I. ;
CORP Author California Univ., Davis. Dept. of Political Science.
Year Published 1973
Report Number UCAL-WRC-W-299 ;OWRR-A-037-CAL; W74-06843 ; OWRR-A-037-CAL(3)
Stock Number PB-231 487
Additional Subjects Ecology ; Lake Tahoe ; Political systems ; California ; Environments ; Decision making ; Attitudes ; Social perception ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-231 487 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 91p
Inevitably, the question of what constitutes unacceptable environmental conditions is a political one: Environmental policy cannot be an irresistible, simple, unchallenged response to empirical or scientific fact alone. No matter how weighty the evidence of degradation may be, the environmental impulse inevitably confronts competing, perhaps stronger, impulses. As a consequence, what constitutes unacceptable environmental conditions and what to do about them are political questions, for it is in the political process that disagreement over significant social values and conflicting interests finds expression and seeks some form of resolution. The objective is to explore the relationship between political institutions and institution building at Tahoe on the one hand, and the environmental impulse and its competitors on the other.