Unformatted text preview: ll join the appropriate community.
Therefore, uniform environmental policies have a
disadvantage and when possible, communities will
be allowed to establish their own standards.
But some environmental choices have implications
that spill over nationally and globally.
Others impact future generations. Environmentalism & Federalism
Environmentalism The theory of public goods and externality are useful
to determine what type of policies should be
determined by global, federal, and municipal
governments. The federal government sometimes aims to establish
minimum standards that apply to all populations and
take into account a future generation. Groups that have stronger preference than the
average, may establish clubs to pursue their
objectives. The legal system is crucial in dividing responsibilities
between various levels of government
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