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    Environmental Policy and Public Health: Air Pollution, Global Climate Change, and Wilderness

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    • Author: Jossey-Bass A Wiley Imprint
    • Category: Environmental Issues
    • ISBN: 9780470593431
    • Format: Paperback, 7 x 9
    • Language: English
    • Published: 01/01/2012
    • Pages: 448

    An overview of the major environmental policy issues, past and present, and explains the interplay among law, science, and advocacy as related to environmental policymaking in the United States and abroad.

    The author and 11 expert contributors examine the main sources and consequences of pollution and threats to environmental integrity. The legal basis for environmental action is explained, beginning with the Clean Air Act, the Wilderness Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act, and international treaties.

    Comprehensive in scope, the book incorporates developments in law, economics, global warming, and air pollution. An important focus is an assessment of the role of policy analysis in the formation and implementation of national and local environmental policy.

    Author:
    William N. Rom MD, MPH, is Sol and Judith Bergstein Professor of Medicine and director of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, director of the NYU Lung Cancer Biomarker Center, and director of the Chest Service and Environmental Lung Disease Laboratory at Bellevue Hospital Center. He recently was chair of the American Thoracic Society Environmental Health Policy Committee and on staff for Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton for the first global warming debate in fall 2003.