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Transaction Costs of Policies to Reduce Agricultural Phosphorous Pollution in the Minnesota River.(Statistical Data Included)
August 1, 1999... I. INTRODUCTION Nonpoint source pollution control is a difficult problem in theory and in practice. The inability to observe emissions at reasonable cost means that emission taxes and standards are difficult if not impossible to implement. In the case of agricultural nonpoint source...
Assessing the Short-Run Economic Cost of Environmental Constraints on Hydropower Operations at Glen Canyon Dam.(Statistical Data Included)
August 1, 1999... I. INTRODUCTION Hydropower plants produce electricity without burning fossil fuels and producing air pollution and are sometimes thought of as environmentally benign. In fact, large hydropower facilities have blocked the spawning of anadromous and migratory aquatic species, eliminated...
Threshold Rules for Funding Environmental Mandates: Accountability and the Unfunded Mandate Reform Act.(Statistical Data Included)
August 1, 1999... I. INTRODUCTION Within the last few years, a debate has emerged regarding whether the federal government should be allowed to impose mandates on state (or local) governments without providing the funds necessary to implement those mandates.(1) State and local governments claim that such...
Minimum Cost Strategies for Sequestering Carbon in Forests.(Statistical Data Included)
August 1, 1999... I. INTRODUCTION Sequestering carbon in forests and forest products is a potentially useful mechanism in global efforts to offset expanding greenhouse gas emissions (see, for example, United Nations 1992). In the United States, the Clinton Administration's 1993 Climate Action Plan called...
Deforestation and Ownership: Evidence from Historical Accounts and Contemporary Data.(Statistical Data Included)
August 1, 1999... I. INTRODUCTION The factors that cause forests to advance or decline are assessed using a source of information that economists have largely overlooked, historical accounts of forest cover changes in specific regions of the world and the human history that accompanied the changes.(1)...