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US vs EU regulations

US vs EU regulations - The US vs the EU Environmental...

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Environmental Regulation  Differences  The US vs. the EU
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The Big Question Given the many similarities in  environmental problems faced by both the  U.S. and Europe, why are there so many  differences in their regulations? Traditionally the U.S. has much stricter  regulations and an environmental leader, with  Europe being much more relaxed about  regulations.
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Setup: the U.S. What happened in the 1960s and 1970s that  led the U.S. to take such a strict position  regarding environmental regulations?
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Explanations 1) Regulatory failures in Europe Think back to  shaping events 2) Changing environmental politics in  Europe (change in leaders and laggards) 3) Deepening perception of the E.U. as “the”  main source of environmental regulations
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Regulatory Failures in Europe  What happened with mad cow disease, why was  it considered a regulatory failure?
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