A New Progressive Agenda for Public Health and the Environment

A Project of the Center for Progressive Regulation

Edited by: Christopher Schroeder, Rena Steinzor

Tags: Environmental/Energy and Resources Law, Health Law, Social Science and Law

228 pp $25.00

ISBN 978-1-59460-082-1

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Over the last quarter century, much of the focus of federal regulatory policy in the areas of health, safety, and the environment has been gradually redirected away from protecting Americans against various harms and toward protecting corporate interests from the plain meaning of protective statutes. This book delivers precisely what its title promises, a re-imagining of federal policy in these areas, with particular focus on the regulatory process. It identifies the failings of the current approach to regulation and proposes innovative, straightforward, and practical solutions for the 21st Century. The book is a collaboration among the Member Scholars of the Center for Progressive Regulation.

"The authors make no apologies for their emphatic appeal to refocus government priorities on environmental policies that they believe truly protect the environment." — Michele Morrone in The Law and Politics Book Review Vol. 15 No.5 (May 2005)
"[This book] does an excellent job of pointing out the failures of the current regulatory process in the U.S. It then proposes practical, forward thinking, and creastive approaches to turn the protection back to citizens and society. . . Highly recommended." — CHOICE Sept. 2005 VOl. 43 No. 01