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Is cost-benefit analysis an effective tool in environmental disputes? How do we measure the costs and benefits? How do we know what benefits we might gain from saving endangered species, or improving visibility at the Grand Canyon? Should you survey people to ask them how much it is worth? Or just think in terms of lives saved or sick days avoided?
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Legal Environment (7th Edition) Rundy Custom Homes was building a subdivision of new houses next to a stream. During the building process, pipes on the property discharged storm water with sediment into the stream. Is this legal? What statute applies? Who would be liable? What if the EPA fails to act?
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The Commonwealth of Virginia refused to prepare TMDLs for polluted Accotink Creek. When the EPA prepared its own set of TMDLs, Virginia sued to avoid compliance. Should Virginia be allowed to determine how much pollution to permit in its own waters? Alternatively, is it ethical for Virginia to refuse to comply with the law and to prolong the disput...
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The Toxic Substances Control Act ________. a. requires manufacturers to test new chemicals, or old chemicals being used in a new way, for safety before they can be used in products b. requires the EPA to test new chemicals, or old chemicals being used in a new way, before they can be used in products c. does not allow any chemicals to be used in pr...
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Legal Environment (7th Edition) Tariq Ahmad decided to dispose of some of his laboratory's hazardous chemicals by shipping them to his home in Pakistan. He sent the chemicals to Castelazo (a company in the United States) to prepare the materials for shipment. Ahmad did not tell the driver who picked up the chemicals that they were hazardous, nor di...
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