Smog Check: Science, Federalism, and the Politics of Clean Air

This book details the debate between the state of California and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the early 1990s over how to improve California's Smog Check program to inspect motor vehicles and reduce their contribution to urban air pollution. The author explores broader questions including: when does it become imperative for agencies to bargain with one another; when should regulatory flexibility and performance-based regulations be favored over command and control approaches; what should be done when decisions need to be made in the face of scientific disagreement about both the scope of a problem and the effectiveness of different solutions? This book's intended audience is those interested in intergovernmental relations and regulatory reform, particularly policy professionals involved in environmental protection when it involves coordination between federal and state or local agencies.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 251p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01353044
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9781933115726
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 28 2011 3:21PM