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Are Market-Based Environmental Laws Really the Best Thing Since Slice Bread?

In the attached presentation, I examine this question through a case study of environmental justice and the toxic release inventory in North Carolina.

View the presentation here.

Jacy Gaige


2 Comments

  1. I would also add to the list of cons that the market equilibrium is distorted, much like when a tax is imposed. This is how the intensives to become a greener business work, but this can frequently cause bad market distortions as well.
    A 65% decrease in emissions is pretty impressive. I find it interesting that the decrease began in 1988, much sooner than many people began worrying about the environment.

  2. The most general suggestion that I’d make is to give more background information on your topic. As someone who knows absolutely nothing about Market-Based Environmental Laws, I found your presentation really hard to follow. Although obviously a lot of this would be taken care of by your presentation, I think it’d be helpful for someone in the audience to have at least a (very) general understanding of your topic from the slides.

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