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The war on the EPA : America's endangered environmental protections / William M. Alley and Rosemarie Alley.

Alley, William M., (author.). Alley, Rosemarie, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9781538131503
  • ISBN: 1538131501
  • Physical Description: x, 289 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2020]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-278) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
EPA 101 -- Part I: Drinking water. Take it from the tap ; Environmental justice -- Part II: Water pollution. A wicked problem ; Inconvenient connections -- Part III: Air pollution and climate change. A never-ending battle ; Costs, benefits, and politics ; Climate change -- Part IV: Toxic chemicals and hazardous waste. Toxic chemicals ; The forever chemicals ; Superfund ; A success story ; Resurrecting the EPA.
Summary, etc.:
Examines the daunting hurdles facing the EPA in its critical roles in drinking water, air and water pollution, climate change, and toxic chemicals. This book takes the reader on a journey into some of today's most pressing environmental problems: toxic "forever chemicals" known as PFAS, pervasive agricultural pollution, dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico, and widespread air and water pollution from use of fossil fuels. Delving into the science, politics, and human dimension of these and other problems, the book illustrates the challenges of regulation, how today's war on science is undermining the scientific foundation upon which the agency's legitimacy rests, and why a strong U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is more important than ever before.
Subject: United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Environmental policy > United States.
Environmental protection > United States.
Environmental degradation > Political aspects > United States.
United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Environmental degradation > Political aspects.
Environmental policy.
Environmental protection.
United States.