PS 3480, Environmental Politics, October 22, 2012


Exam Monday October 29 

How Does the United States Govern Energy?

5. Alternatives to Coal, Oil, and Nuclear Power

a. Nonrenewable sources


b. Renewable sources






c. Conservation



How Does the U.S. Govern Waste ?

1. Solid Waste


    The Voyage of the Mobro


2. Toxic Waste


    a. Lead: A case study


    b. Disposal

The Issue-Attention Cycle


                Love Canal 


                Times Beach, Russell Bliss and Dioxin in Eastern Missouri

    c. Regulating toxics from cradle to grave

  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), 1976
  • Toxic Substances Control Act, 1976


3. Nuclear Waste