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4. Should enforcement of the Endangered Species Act continue to become more flexible? Or should ittighten to protect spotted owls and other endangered species more? What changes, if any, should bemade in the Endangered Species Act?
Require implementation of recovery plans that are least costly to private landowners. Establish incentives to encourage species conservation. One complaint about the existinglaw is that it sets up strict protections only when a species has dwindled to endangermentand then isolates the species from human interference. Conservative reformers want to giveproperty owners incentives to increase numbers of species through active land managementmethods.172
Managing Environmental QualityLEARNING OBJECTIVESStudents can learn:How the Environmental Protection Agency does risk assessment.How risk management guidelines are applied to environmental regulation.The pros and cons of cost-benefit analysis in environmental regulation.The basic options for regulating environmental risks.How corporations organize to manage environmental quality.The story of Johns Manville Corporation and the risks of asbestos.SUMMARIZING OUTLINE
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