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The Environmental Source

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