The Environmental Source

The Environmental Source

December 30, 2004

NOTE: A new edition of The Environmental Source has been published.  The new version of this essential reference book on environmental policy is available in PDF format by chapter or in its entirety at: http://cei.org/envirosource

 

Table of Contents (VIEW PDF).................................................1

Introduction (VIEW PDF)
A Vision for Environmental Policy............................................................3
Environmental Trends...........................................................................7

Agricultural Biotechnology (VIEW PDF)
Overview............................................................................................13
Regulation..........................................................................................15

Chemical Risk (VIEW PDF)
Overview............................................................................................21
The True Causes of Cancer..................................................................25
Endocrine Disrupters............................................................................31

Clean Air Act (VIEW PDF)
Overview............................................................................................37
The Clean Air Act and Higher Gasoline Prices.........................................39
The Clean Air Act’s MTBE Mistake.........................................................41
Ozone and Particulate Matter Standards................................................43

Clean Water Act (VIEW PDF)
Overview............................................................................................45
Total Maximum Daily Load Rule............................................................49
Wetlands............................................................................................53

Environmental Education (VIEW PDF)
Overview............................................................................................59
Federal Environmental Education...........................................................63

Global Warming (VIEW PDF)
Overview............................................................................................67
The Kyoto Protocol...............................................................................69
Global Warming Science.......................................................................73
Automobile Fuel Economy Standards.....................................................81
Home Appliance Efficiency Standards.....................................................85

International Policy (VIEW PDF)
Overview............................................................................................87
Ozone Depletion and the Montreal Protocol............................................91
Population..........................................................................................93
POPs Convention.................................................................................95

Lands and Wildlife (VIEW PDF)
Overview............................................................................................99
Endangered Species Act......................................................................103
Forest Health.....................................................................................107
Grazing.............................................................................................111
Roadless Areas..................................................................................115

Pesticide Regulation (VIEW PDF)
Overview...........................................................................................117
Food Quality Protection Act Implementation..........................................121
Pesticides and Agriculture...................................................................125
Pesticides and Public Health................................................................129

Regulatory Reform (VIEW PDF)
Overview..........................................................................................135
Congressional Responsibility Act.........................................................137
Environmental Audits.........................................................................141
Regulatory Right to Know...................................................................143

Safe Drinking Water Act (VIEW PDF)
Overview..........................................................................................147
Arsenic.............................................................................................151
Disinfection By-Products.....................................................................155
Radon..............................................................................................157
Rural Drinking Water..........................................................................161

Solid and Hazardous Waste (VIEW PDF)
Overview...........................................................................................163
Superfund.........................................................................................165
Brownfields.......................................................................................171
Interstate Waste Commerce................................................................175
Toxics Release Inventory....................................................................179
Waste Management...........................................................................183

Urban Sprawl (VIEW PDF)
Overview..........................................................................................187
Air Quality and Automobiles...............................................................189
Affordable Housing............................................................................191
Open Space and Farmland.................................................................195
Transportation..................................................................................197

About the Authors (VIEW PDF)...........................................201