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I’M Afraid Of That Water: A Collaborative Ethnography Of A West Virginia Water Crisis, Luke E. Lassiter, Brian A. Hoey, Elizabeth Campbell 2020 Marshall University

I’M Afraid Of That Water: A Collaborative Ethnography Of A West Virginia Water Crisis, Luke E. Lassiter, Brian A. Hoey, Elizabeth Campbell

Brian A. Hoey, Ph.D.

On January 9, 2014, residents across Charleston, West Virginia, awoke to an unusual licorice smell in the air and a similar taste in the public drinking water. That evening residents were informed the tap water in tens of thousands of homes, hundreds of businesses, and dozens of schools and hospitals—the water made available to as many as 300,000 citizens in a nine-county region—had been contaminated with a chemical used for cleaning crushed coal. This book tells a particular set of stories about that chemical spill and its aftermath, an unfolding water crisis that would lead to months ...


Regulatory Abdication In Practice, Cary Coglianese 2020 University of Pennsylvania Law School

Regulatory Abdication In Practice, Cary Coglianese

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

“Meta-regulation” refers to deliberate efforts to induce private firms to create their own internal regulations—a regulatory strategy sometimes referred to as “management-based regulation” or even “regulation of self-regulation.” Meta-regulation is often presented as a flexible alternative to traditional “command-and-control” regulation. But does meta-regulation actually work? In her recent book, Meta-Regulation in Practice: Beyond Normative Views of Morality and Rationality, Fiona Simon purports to offer a critique of meta-regulation based on an extended case study of the often-feckless process of electricity regulatory reform undertaken in Australia in the early part of this century. Yet neither Simon’s case study nor ...


Social Science And The Analysis Of Environmental Policy, Cary Coglianese, Shana Starobin 2020 University of Pennsylvania Law School

Social Science And The Analysis Of Environmental Policy, Cary Coglianese, Shana Starobin

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

As much as environmental problems manifest themselves as problems with the natural environment, environmental problems--and their solutions--are ultimately social and behavioral in nature. Just as the natural sciences provide a basis for understanding the need for environmental policy and informing its design, the social sciences also contribute in significant ways to the understanding of the behavioral sources of environmental problems, both in terms of individual incentives and collective action challenges. In addition, the social sciences have contributed much to the understanding of the ways that laws and other institutions can be designed to solve environmental problems. In this paper, we ...


Community Resilience To Climate Change: Theory, Research And Practice, Dana E. Hellman, Vivek Shandas 2020 Portland State University

Community Resilience To Climate Change: Theory, Research And Practice, Dana E. Hellman, Vivek Shandas

PDXOpen: Open Educational Resources

This reader is an Open Educational Resource, meant to accompany a graduate or higher-level undergraduate university course in climate change resilience, adaptation, and/or planning. While the material is geared toward students in urban and regional planning, it may also be of interest to students of urban studies, public health, geography, political science, sociology, risk management, and others.

Each section of this volume includes (1) an introductory summary, (2) a reading list with full text articles, (3) student exercises meant to enhance understanding and facilitate in-class discussion, and (4) additional discussion prompts or activities for instructors to use in class ...


Entry Under Placement Uncertainty, Sunanda Roy, Rajesh Singh, Quinn Weninger 2020 Iowa State University

Entry Under Placement Uncertainty, Sunanda Roy, Rajesh Singh, Quinn Weninger

Economics Working Papers

We present a model of firm entry in an industry that is managed with a production cap-and- trade (CAT) regulation. Firms are heterogeneous in productivity; each knows its own productivity but is uncertain about where it ranks in the entrant population. Entry is modeled as a simultaneous move game with incomplete information. Under CAT, firms compete to secure shares of the fixed permit supply. Entry payoffs are determined by own and rival entrant pro- ductivity; if average productivity of rival entrants is low, permit prices are low and returns to vested capital are high. The opposite holds when average productivity ...


Following The Newark, Nj Drinking Water Lead Crisis, Morgan Clauser 2020 Gettysburg College

Following The Newark, Nj Drinking Water Lead Crisis, Morgan Clauser

Gettysburg Social Sciences Review

In the summer of 2018, after it was revealed that there were dangerous levels of lead in the drinking water in Newark, New Jersey, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the New Jersey Education Workers Caucus filed a lawsuit against the City of Newark. They claimed the city did not comply with statues in the Safe Drinking Water Act, Lead and Copper Rule, and New Jersey’s Open Public Records Act. This case follows the nationally recognized case in Flint, MI, and both cases present undertones of systemic racism through the inaction of local governments. While the jury is still ...


Texas Landfills: The Need For Administrative Reform Of The Texas Commission On Environmental Quality’S Permitting Process, William Todd Keller Jr. 2020 St. Mary's University School of Law

Texas Landfills: The Need For Administrative Reform Of The Texas Commission On Environmental Quality’S Permitting Process, William Todd Keller Jr.

St. Mary's Law Journal

Abstract forthcoming


Towards A Resilient Future: Federal Policies For Adapting The U.S. Coasts To Climate Change, Samuel Horowitz 2020 Pitzer College

Towards A Resilient Future: Federal Policies For Adapting The U.S. Coasts To Climate Change, Samuel Horowitz

Pitzer Senior Theses

Climate change is projected to have a devastating impact on the American coast, yet coastal communities and states have largely failed to prepare for projected impacts. This is in large part due to a lack of resources. This thesis analyzes innovative federal policy mechanisms that will address the current gap between actions and forecasted impacts, and will make U.S. coastal communities more resilient in the face of climate change.


Everyday Epistemologies: What People Say About Knowledge And What It Means For Public Deliberation, Colene J. Lind 2019 Kansas State University

Everyday Epistemologies: What People Say About Knowledge And What It Means For Public Deliberation, Colene J. Lind

Journal of Public Deliberation

Public knowledge presents a persistent problem for democratic deliberation. While especially salient for public participation in technical decision-making, scholars agree that all deliberations are best informed by quality, shared information. But what kind of knowledge is required in deliberation? Can deliberative practices foster requisite learning? Through rhetorical analysis of 20 small-group, public conversations about water policy in Kansas, USA, I sought to describe cultural understandings of public knowledge to inform future research and deliberative practice. Discussants voiced three epistemologies, which I label cognitivist, sociocultural, and behaviorist, each with distinct implications for democracy. I argue that researchers and practitioners should further ...


An Evaluation Of California’S Continuously Appropriated Programs Funded Through Cap-And-Trade, Domingo Candelas 2019 San Jose State University

An Evaluation Of California’S Continuously Appropriated Programs Funded Through Cap-And-Trade, Domingo Candelas

Master's Projects

In 2006, the State of California passed AB 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act. Through this legislation, the state sought to reduce its carbon emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) was tasked with doing so and thus instituted the Cap-and-Trade program, a market-based mechanism to reduce emissions. Additionally, legislation has further directed funding on an annual basis for various continuously appropriated programs. This paper will examine the efficacy of those continuously appropriated programs and their legislative intent.


Participatory Modeling Of Tidal Circulation On Maine Mudflats To Improve Water Quality Management Of Shellfish Areas, Gabrielle V. Hillyer 2019 University of Maine

Participatory Modeling Of Tidal Circulation On Maine Mudflats To Improve Water Quality Management Of Shellfish Areas, Gabrielle V. Hillyer

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Over the past decade, researchers have become increasingly aware of the vital role stakeholder knowledge plays in understanding complex social and environmental problems. Incorporating stakeholder knowledge into understanding complex problems allows for greater awareness and identification of community needs and can help build partnerships to support the development of applied research. In this thesis, I demonstrate the value of stakeholder knowledge and research partnerships by focusing on the soft-shell clamming industry in Maine and how a complex collaboration between clammers, municipal officials, representatives from state agencies, researchers, and other partners relied on and build adaptive capacity to address complex water ...


Economics Of Afforestation: A Global Leadership Opportunity For Efd, Jeffrey R. Vincent 2019 Duke University

Economics Of Afforestation: A Global Leadership Opportunity For Efd, Jeffrey R. Vincent

Forest Collaborative Research

Slides from a presentation that examines the economics of afforestation and forest restoration in light of climatic changes, rising CO2 levels, carbon sequestration and other factors. Provides directions for further research, including retrospective analysis of previous afforestation projects, and targeted analysis of impediments to institutional investment in afforestation.


Forest And Health: China Case, Shilei Liu, Jintao Xu 2019 Peking University

Forest And Health: China Case, Shilei Liu, Jintao Xu

Forest Collaborative Research

Slides from a presentation that examines the relationship between ecosystem change and human health in China. The authors reviewed data from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention and other sources to search for links between afforestation, forest protection and human health.


Sustainable Solutions, Fall/Winter 2020, Issue 41, 2019 University of Louisville

Sustainable Solutions, Fall/Winter 2020, Issue 41

Sustain Magazine

No abstract provided.


Emissions Control Investment Policy For The 2020 Sulphur Cap Implemented By Port Of Gothenburg As A Model For The Port Of Mombasa, Luis M. Colmenares, Wachira W. Margaret 2019 World Maritime University

Emissions Control Investment Policy For The 2020 Sulphur Cap Implemented By Port Of Gothenburg As A Model For The Port Of Mombasa, Luis M. Colmenares, Wachira W. Margaret

World Maritime University Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Developing Safe And Environmentally Sound Ship Recycling In Indonesia, . Irawati 2019 World Maritime University

Developing Safe And Environmentally Sound Ship Recycling In Indonesia, . Irawati

World Maritime University Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan: Analysis Of Biofouling Effect On Co2 Emission Performance Of Iraq Non-Trading Fleet, Oudah Salim Mohammed Ali Alshawi, Tsitskishvili Avtandil 2019 World Maritime University

Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan: Analysis Of Biofouling Effect On Co2 Emission Performance Of Iraq Non-Trading Fleet, Oudah Salim Mohammed Ali Alshawi, Tsitskishvili Avtandil

World Maritime University Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The Evaluation On Inspection Implementation And The Review On Environmental Impact Assessment Report: Case Study : The Development Of The Sihanoukville Autonomous Port In Cambodia Regarding Special Economic Zone, Chantha Sreng 2019 World Maritime University

The Evaluation On Inspection Implementation And The Review On Environmental Impact Assessment Report: Case Study : The Development Of The Sihanoukville Autonomous Port In Cambodia Regarding Special Economic Zone, Chantha Sreng

World Maritime University Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Study Of The Impacts Of Imo’S Initiatives To Eradicate Substandard Ships: With Special Focus On The Latin-American Region, Santiago Juan Geymonat 2019 World Maritime University

Study Of The Impacts Of Imo’S Initiatives To Eradicate Substandard Ships: With Special Focus On The Latin-American Region, Santiago Juan Geymonat

World Maritime University Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Assessment Of Port Reception Facilities And Waste Management Control In Nigeria: Case Study : (Tin Can Island Port), Kayode Peters John, Nosa Marvis Amedu 2019 World Maritime University

Assessment Of Port Reception Facilities And Waste Management Control In Nigeria: Case Study : (Tin Can Island Port), Kayode Peters John, Nosa Marvis Amedu

World Maritime University Dissertations

No abstract provided.


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