Environmental Federalism

Terry L. Anderson and Peter J. Hill, Editors

Twenty-five years of centralization has produced "one-size-fits-all" environmental regulations which are extremely costly. While recognizing that most externalities cross state boundaries, the authors argue that most problems can be solved at the state or local level and consider a range of resource issues, including land, water, wildlife, pesticides, and pollution. There is no evidence that state or local control results in a "race to the bottom," with bad policy driving out good. The devolution of environmental policy to lower levels of government is an idea whose time has come.

Contributors: Terry Anderson Karol Ceplo Sally Fairfax David Haddock Peter Hill Dean Lueck Andrew Morriss Robert Nelson David Schoenbrod Barton Thompson Bruce Yandle Jonathan Yoder

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P.J. Hill is professor emeritus of economics at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois and a Senior Fellow at PERC.An economic historian by training, Hill has written on institutional change and the evolution of property rights. His book with Terry Anderson, The Not So Wild, Wild West, challenged many of the traditional theories of how the West was...
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Terry Anderson is the William A. Dunn Distinguished Senior Fellow and former President and Executive Director of PERC as well as the John and Jean De Nault Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He believes that market approaches can be both economically sound and environmentally sensitive. His research helped launch the...
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