OPTIMAL ENVIRONMENT JURISDICTIONS

For some years, the power of the Federal government over both air and water resources has grown relative to that of state and local governments. The approach sought here is to determine the losses in equity and efficiency from inappropriate jurisdictional arrangements and to use information concerning the nature, and in some cases the magnitude, of these losses in formulating some practical rules for jurisdictional choices. The nature of property rights questions is shown to be of considerable importance to the efficiency of any resource control program and inseparable from jurisdictional questions in general. Legislation and agency regulations have a tendency to be overly uniform. The present federal automobile emission control program is discussed. A series of consistent jurisdictional recommendations for both water and air resources is developed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Berkeley

    School of Law, Boalt Hall
    Berkeley, CA  United States  94720
  • Authors:
    • ZERBE, R O
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Accession Number: 00081314
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 26 1975 12:00AM