Another Route To Environmental Success

Weissman, William R.
September 2006
Environmental Forum;Sep2006, Vol. 23 Issue 5, p47
The author reflects on the voluntary performance programs sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency, whether it has proven successfully in advancing the environmental interests in the U.S. He argues that environmental issues have become paralyzed due to adversarial setting of environmental policy. He suggests that there should be transparent implementation of a consensus within the industry that is viable and economically beneficial to both the government and the participating industries.


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