U.S. Environmental Policy and Politics: A Documentary History explores the many ways in which environmental concerns have interested with issues of energy production and consumption, government regulation, private property rights, conservation, economic growth, and lifestyle choices throughout American history.
Organized around major policy eras from the colonial period to the twenty-first century, the book provides a comprehensive analysis of the significant environmental issues and policy responses in the United States. Carefully selected primary source documents follow each chapter's narrative, including introductions that provide important background information. These documents---numbering more than 150---include speeches, writings by conservationists, federal and state legislation, court opinions, testimonies, policy briefs, and more. Topics covered include:
A timeline of major events from the colonial era to the present provides an overview of U.S. environmental history, while illustrations and a comprehensive index further supplement this title. A thematic table of contents makes finding documents by subject fast and easy.
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