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The Resource Saving our environment from Washington : how Congress grabs power, shirks responsibility, and shortchanges the people, David Schoenbrod, (electronic book)

Saving our environment from Washington : how Congress grabs power, shirks responsibility, and shortchanges the people, David Schoenbrod, (electronic book)

Label
Saving our environment from Washington : how Congress grabs power, shirks responsibility, and shortchanges the people
Title
Saving our environment from Washington
Title remainder
how Congress grabs power, shirks responsibility, and shortchanges the people
Statement of responsibility
David Schoenbrod
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Congress empowered the Environmental Protection Agency on the theory that only a national agency that is insulated from accountability to voters could produce the scientifically-grounded pollution rules needed to save a careless public from its own filth. In this provocative book, David Schoenbrod explains how his experience as an environmental advocate brought him to this startling realization: letting EPA dictate to the nation is a mistake. Through a series of gripping and illuminating anecdotes from his own career, the author reveals the EPA to be an agency that, under Democrats and Republicans alike, delays good rules, imposes bad ones, and is so big, muscle-bound, and remote that it does unnecessary damage to our society. EPA stays in power, he says, because it enables elected legislators to evade responsibility by hiding behind appointed bureaucrats. The best environmental rules, those that have done the most good, have come when Congress had to take responsibility or from states and localities rather than the EPA
Member of
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
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Schoenbrod, David
Dewey number
333.72/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GE180
LC item number
.S374 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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  • Environmental policy
  • Science and state
  • United States
  • États-Unis
Label
Saving our environment from Washington : how Congress grabs power, shirks responsibility, and shortchanges the people, David Schoenbrod, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10170037
Dimensions
22 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 296 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780300106213
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource.
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Saving our environment from Washington : how Congress grabs power, shirks responsibility, and shortchanges the people, David Schoenbrod, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10170037
Dimensions
22 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 296 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780300106213
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource.
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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