By Sara R. Rinfret, Michelle C. Pautz (auth.)
US Environmental coverage presents a finished examine the construction, implementation, and evaluate of environmental coverage, that is of specific significance in an period of congressional gridlock.
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These trends in America’s experience with environmental protection are important to note, particularly when considered in conjunction with the public’s sentiment regarding environmental issues over time. Public Opinion and the Environment Much of our history with environmental matters in the United States is a product of how the public thinks about the issues and whether or not the public wants government to take action. In a country with a democratic tradition, we do ascribe to the ideal of government of the people, by the people, and for the people.
In addition to this, he called for stricter costbenefit analyses and more rigorous risk assessment for any new environmental regulation. In terms of federal agencies, Bush took a number of significant actions, both regarding appointments and with his administration’s involvement. Bush’s appointments to key agencies generally went to individuals from the oil and natural gas industry or individuals who were pro-business advocates, as opposed to environmental advocates. The appointment of former New Jersey Governor 30 U S E N V I RO N M E N TA L P O L IC Y I N AC T IO N Christine Todd Whitman to head the EPA was an exception, but she did not remain in the post long; public clashes between Whitman and the White House led to her resignation in 2003.
These budget cuts coincided with significant personnel cuts in agencies. 9 billion in 1980 to between $12 and $15 billion for most of the 1980s (in constant, 1994 dollars) (Layzer 2012, 131). As these cuts persisted, Congress—spurred, in some measure, by outrage among the American public— scaled back some of the proposed cuts. Second, and related to pushing government to its most local levels, the Reagan administration embraced a broad view that government’s role in society should be much smaller and more limited.