September 19th, 2012
Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act introduced under Golden Era policy
o We talked about how tough it was to implement these.
o Changes that weve seen in water quality:
Water is a lot harder to monitor in terms of the improvements
September 24th, 2012
A Policy-Making Framework
o Problem Framing and the Policy Process
o Different ways of identifying and analyzing policies
Layzer got this framework for how she views policy.
o The issue of values: Layzers hypothesis is that different
October 1st, 2012
Check-In From Friday
o Using APA format for references
Picking up Environmental Discourse
o The video we watched:
Example of the Promethean survivalism discourse
o Official BP YouTube video
The amount of
October 3rd, 2012
Evaluating Environmental Policy as Costs and Benefits
o Very structured way to look and evaluate environmental policy. Bringing
economic questions to bear on the most cost efficient way to deal with
environmental problems, for example, l
October 5th, 2012
Environmental Policy as Science
Science in environmental policy
o Theory on roles of science
o Best Available Science in regulatory process
A disparate view:
o How science makes environmental controversies worse
The role of scientists as
October 10th, 2012
Environmental Policy as Fairness
Two Scenarios Regarding Energy Production and Fairness
o The concept of fairness is very prominent in environmental policy, and we
have a sense that decisions and policies should be fair, but we dont rea
October 12th, 2012
Environmental Policy as Federal Legislation
The Endangered Species Act of 1973
o A lot of environmental policies emerge out of the Golden Era.
Context for Biodiversity Loss and ESA
o Argument that we are in the midst of a sixth mass ext
October 15th, 2012
Environmental movement mobilizing around the XL pipeline today, kind of in the
way it was seen with the Case of the Northern Spotted Owl.
o Totemic cases that define the environmental movement.
o Last week, we talked about the Endangere
October 17th, 2012
December 17th When our paper is due. You can send them in by email.
Outline for research paper (not graded) will be due Friday November 16 th, but could
hand it in on November 9th if you want, that was the original due date, but it got
October 22nd, 2012
o 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments Case Study
Acid Rain as an Emerging Issue
o SO2 and NOx are precursors to acid rain.
The biggest source of acid rain is the fossil fuel-burning industry,
even though volcanoes, th