Breaking the Environmental Policy Gridlock

Terry L. Anderson, Editor

Although the U.S. Congress has made progress toward fundamental change in economic and social programs, it remains gridlocked when it comes to creating needed environmental policy reform. This book shows how policymakers and opinion leaders can break the gridlock and offers specific policy recommendations that will be palatable to voters across the political spectrum.

The contributions to this volume demonstrate how the principles of fiscal responsibility and individual accountability that have been applied to economic and social policies--essentially free market principles--can be applied successfully to environmental policy. The authors offer common-sense reforms as a starting point, all based on the compelling arguments that a new system of positive incentives can get us more environmental quality at lower cost.

Breaking the Environmental Policy Gridlock shows how it is possible, today, to muster a coalition for new environmental policy.

Hoover Institution Press
Stanford University
Stanford CA 94305
1997; 182 pp.
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Terry L. Anderson is a senior fellow at PERC and the former President and Executive Director of PERC as well as the John and Jean De Nault Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. His research helped launch the idea of free market environmentalism and has prompted public debate over the proper role of government in managing...
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