The Environmental Case

Depending upon the number of students signing up for the course and the number of guest speakers, the number of chapters we'll focus upon may change. For now, the highest priorities are Chapters 1--6, 8, 10, 11, 12, and 14.

  • CHAPTER 1 • A Policymaking Framework: Defining Problems and Portraying Solutions in U.S. Environmental Politics

  • CHAPTER 2 • The Nation Tackles Air and Water Pollution: The Environmental Protection Agency and the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts

  • CHAPTER 3 • Love Canal: Hazardous Waste and the Politics of Fear

  • CHAPTER 4 • Ecosystem-Based Management in the Chesapeake Bay

  • CHAPTER 5 • Market-Based Solutions: Acid Rain and the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990

  • CHAPTER 6 • Oil Versus Wilderness in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

  • CHAPTER 7 • Federal Grazing Policy: Some Things Never Change

  • CHAPTER 8 • Jobs Versus the Environment: Saving the Northern Spotted Owl

  • CHAPTER 9 • Playground or Paradise? Snowmobiles in Yellowstone National

  • CHAPTER 10 • Crisis and Recovery in the New England Fisheries

  • CHAPTER 11 • The Deepwater Horizon Disaster: The High Cost of Offshore Oil

  • CHAPTER 12 • Climate Change: The Crisis of Our Time

  • CHAPTER 13 • Cape Wind: If Not Here, Where? If Not Now, When?

  • CHAPTER 14 • Fracking Wars: Local and State Responses to Unconventional Shale Gas Development

  • CHAPTER 15 • Making Trade-Offs: Urban Sprawl and the Evolving System of Growth Management in Portland, Oregon

  • CHAPTER 16 • Post-Katrina: Lessons From a Disaster

  • CHAPTER 17 • Conclusions: Politics, Values, and Environmental Policy Change