Water pollution policies and the American states : runaway bureaucracies or congressional control? / John A. Hoornbeek.

Hoornbeek, John A. [Browse]
Albany : State University of New York (SUNY) Press, c2011.
xvi, 329 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.


Summary note
"In this incisive volume, John A. Hoornbeek provides a comprehensive treatment of American water pollution policy, including its history and implementation, as well as ideas for policy reform. Focusing on Congress's statutory directions in the Federal Water Pollution Control Act since 1948 and state compliance, he throws into relief the complex and often troubled relationship between the laws enacted by Congress and the public policies produced by state governments that implement them. Compliance at the state level can be affected and sometimes disturbed by national policymaking processes, state politics, and the effects of federal oversight practices. As convincingly demonstrated in these pages, American water pollution policy reflects neither runaway bureaucracies nor congressional control, but rather a complex intergovernmental process that is structured around Congress's statutory directions"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 301-317) and index.
  • Lawmaking and water pollution policy : can Congress clean the water?
  • Water pollution in the United States
  • A historical overview
  • The era of supportive federalism, 1948-1971
  • The era of direct federalism, 1972-1986
  • The era of experimental federalism, 1987-present
  • Congress direction and policy implementation : a summary analysis
  • Congress's will and clean water : the design of federal law on the protection of surface waters
  • State non-point source water pollution programs
  • State point source permitting programs
  • The stringency of state water pollution permits
  • Findings and implications : a summary analysis
  • Federal water pollution policy : where to go from here?
Other title(s)
Project Muse UPCC books
  • 9781438435411 (alk. paper)
  • 143843541X (alk. paper)
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