Why our environmental laws are failing

Jantz, Eric
August 2010
High Country News;8/16/2010, Vol. 42 Issue 14, p24
The author examines the alleged failure of the environmental laws in the U.S. The author blames agency deference to the failure of the laws. He mentions BP PLC's oil explosion which results leak in the Gulf of Mexico. He argues that the Gulf of Mexico oil spill costs millions of dollars, ruins businesses, and harms a vast ocean ecosystem. He suggests regulators to adopt the precautionary principles and to respect the expertise of people living in communities affected by the oil spill.


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