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Environmental Law

University of Cincinnati College of Law

Environmental regulation

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The Democratization Of Energy, Joseph P. Tomain Jan 2015

The Democratization Of Energy, Joseph P. Tomain

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The electricity industry is changing in dramatic ways.Most significantly, as demonstrated by the Obama Administration's Clean Power Plan, the country is witnessing the merger of energy and environmental regulation. Historically, energy regulation was driven by the need to produce more power for economic growth. By contrast, environmental regulation attended to the pollution of the environment. Production of energy depends upon the use of natural resources, and throughout the fuel cycle from extraction and transportation to the burning and disposal of those resources, the environment is directly affected. Most dramatically, greenhouse gas emissions present climate change challenges. In order ...


The Four Failures Of The Political Economy, Joseph P. Tomain Jan 1992

The Four Failures Of The Political Economy, Joseph P. Tomain

Faculty Articles and Other Publications

A contemporary policy analyst accustomed to the ways of the micro economic model might admit that the effects of certain types of environmental regulation, (the placement of hazardous waste facilities, for example) might disproportionately impact the poor because it is economically prudent to locate facilities where land is the cheapest. The harsh reality of this strategy is that poor people are more likely to live in poorer sections of the country; thus, the likelihood of being closer to such a facility is higher than that of the general populace. Thus, under this hypothesis, environmental equity is classbased and dictated by ...


Distributional Consquences Of Environmental Regulation: Economics, Politics, And Environmental Policymaking, Joseph P. Tomain Jan 1991

Distributional Consquences Of Environmental Regulation: Economics, Politics, And Environmental Policymaking, Joseph P. Tomain

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In this article, environmental policymaking methods are explored through a fictional rediscovery in April 22, 2170 of two documents from 1991. One of the documents presents the background assumptions and technical concepts needed to design an environmental policy for the Town of Lawrenceville. The other document presents the Town of Lawrenceville with a discussion of the distributional consequences of three distinct and perhaps complementary environmental programs. The discussion of each program presents the likely distribution of benefits and costs. Each discussion concludes by speculating on the overall efficiency of the program. The recommendation is to submit the three environmental programs ...