- Series: Understanding Our Government
- Hardcover: 424 pages
- Publisher: Greenwood (December 30, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0313333416
- ISBN-13: 978-0313333415
- Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 1.3 x 10.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,974,942 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Environmental Protection Agency: Cleaning Up America's Act (Understanding Our Government)
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"[T]his book profiles the Environmental Protection Agency, the federal government agency responsible for drafting and enforcing environmental protection rules, regulations, and laws. There is considerable useful material in the book. Collin provides a brief history of the agency, along with a description of its administrative structure, day-to-day operations, traditions, and culture. Of particular interest is the chapter Controversies and Issues, which reviews such high-profile cases as Love Canal, the Exxon Valdez oil spill, Three Mile Island, and a number of others. An appendix profiles many of the agency's administrators, from William Ruckelshaus, the first administrator in the Nixon administration, to Carol Browner of the Clinton administration, the agency's longest serving head. A helpful chronology of key events in EPA history follows….Recommended. All levels." - Choice
"Aimed at high school students, this review of the EPA covers both the traditions and controversies that have shaped this relatively new government agency. Collin reviews the EPA's history and organizational structure, notable cases affecting the agency, daily activities, and future challenges. The text includes biographies of important EPA administrators, a chronology of key events, the executive order creating the agency, and principles of environmental justice." - SciTech Book News
About the Author
Robert W. Collin is Senior Research Scholar at Willamette University, a member of two Federal Advisory Committees to the EPA, Advisor to Oregon Governor on Environmental Justice, and has many publications in law reviews and book chapters.
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