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Author Rothenberg, Lawrence S., author.

Title Policy success in an age of gridlock : how the Toxic Substances Control Act was finally reformed / Lawrence S. Rothenberg (University of Rochester)
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2018


Description 1 online resource
Series Cambridge elements : elements in American politics, 2515-1606
Cambridge elements. 2515-1606
Contents 1. Introduction: when the boough breaks -- 2. Why toxics, why now? -- 3. Legislative polarization and its implications for environmental policy -- 4. The TSCA: from hopeful beginning to universal failure -- 5. The new millennium: what changed -- 6. The Bough finally breaks -- 7. An unexpected twist: implementation in the age of Trump -- 8. Lessons learned? Policy successs in an age of gridlock
Summary Since 1990, polarization hindered changing environmental policy statutorily. Yet, in mid-2016 the Lautenberg Act regulating toxics - chemicals employed in commerce - was passed, winning business and environmental support. What might explain this? Has the Trump administration undercut the law's effects? Does the Act's passage portend more progressive actions? We show that the Act was a function of the status quo changing due to regulatory efforts abroad and in the United States, and from outside pressures on business. These influences impacted implementation, with the Trump administration not targeting toxics regulation analogous to other programs. Further, the processes we observe for toxics may not be unique
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 82-92)
Subject United States. Toxic Substances Control Act.
SUBJECT Toxic Substances Control Act (United States) fast
Subject Chemicals -- Law and legislation -- United States
Poisons -- Law and legislation -- United States
Hazardous substances -- Law and legislation -- United States
Chemicals -- Law and legislation
Hazardous substances -- Law and legislation
Poisons -- Law and legislation
United States
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781108628044