A framework for analysis of transboundary institutions for air pollution policy in the United States

Brenda J. Nordenstam, William Henry Lambright, Michelle E. Berger, Matthew K. Little

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Abstract

Air pollution is a transboundary problem, disregarding jurisdictional boundaries. To devise and implement effective pollution controls, policy makers must often cross political boundaries. Using recent case studies, we examine air pollution policy at three regional scales: within states, among states, and across national borders. Each scale has a 'policy regime' that best operates within its jurisdictional boundaries. As spatial scale increases, policy making becomes more difficult and the resultant policies are less equipped to deal with air pollution or similar environmental problems capable of traveling across human-designated jurisdictions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-238
Number of pages8
JournalEnvironmental Science and Policy
Volume1
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1998

Keywords

  • Air quality
  • Environmental policy
  • OTC
  • SCAQMD
  • Spatial scale
  • Transboundary pollution
  • US-Canada air quality agreement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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