Federal Level Environmental Actors

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Federal Level Environmental  Actors
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The EPA Regulatory body Federal Structure Bureaucracy Media-specific and regional Administrators are appointed by the President  (with the approval of the Senate) State level operations State grants, regional offices work with state  legislators 
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Congress http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TI8xqLl_-w Initiate and pass laws Control the budget Problems with environmental policy in congress Congressional incentives Concentrated costs, diffuse benefits Fragmentation, party divide
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The President http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/ea Shapes policy agenda International spokesman Bureaucratic powers Executive orders Fragmented political system = limited direct  presidential control over environmental policy Party divide present here as well
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The Executive Branch- other agencies Fragmentation in bureaucracy even higher than in 
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