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The National Industrial Pollution Control Council: Advise Or Collude?, William H. Rodgers, Jr. Mar 1972

The National Industrial Pollution Control Council: Advise Or Collude?, William H. Rodgers, Jr.

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This article analyzes three aspects of the National Industrial Pollution Countrol Coucil's performance: (1) the promise and risks it has presented; (2) its procedural performance, as tested by governing law; and (3) its accomplishments, both on the record and sub rosa, as measured by the expectations. In brief, NIPCC is portrayed as a dangerously anticompetitive institution occasionally doing business in violation of the law. The Council has published both public relations material and some useful data, but it has served more importantly as a lobbying forum for industries chafing under the regulatory bit. The experience of NIPCC forms the basis …