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RECORD NUMBER: 323 OF 1335
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Enforcement at the EPA : high stakes and hard choices /|
|Author||Mintz, Joel A.,|
|Publisher||University of Texas Press,|
|ISBN||9780292728400; 0292728409; 9780292737112; 0292737114; 9780292742819; 0292742819|
|Subjects||Environmental policy--United States. ; Environmental law--United States.|
|Additional Subjects||United States.--Environmental Protection Agency.|
|Collation||viii, 313 pages ; 24 cm|
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-304) and index.
"Where the rubber hits the road and everything else hits the fan" : a brief description of EPA's enforcement process and the Superfund program -- Heavy seas before the maelstrom : EPA enforcement in the 1970s -- Destruction, confusion, confrontation, and disarray : EPA enforcement and Congressional oversight in the Gorsuch era -- "Away from the brink"--but not out of the woods : EPA enforcement from 1983 to 1989 -- Modest progress and renewed suspicion : EPA enforcement in the Bush I administration -- "Neither the best of times nor the worst of times" : EPA enforcement during the Clinton administration -- Suspicions, schisms, and partial revival : EPA enforcement during the Bush II administration -- Lessons learned : some observations on Congressional oversight, organizational structure, management approaches, and career staff trends -- Did industry capture EPA enforcement? : captive agency theory and its (partial) applicability -- EPA enforcement in the context of Federal civil service decline. Traces the historical evolution of EPA enforcement based on personal interviews with present and former enforcement officials at EPA, the U.S. Dept. of Justice, and key Congressional staff members, as well as EPA documents.