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Clearing the Air in Houston: Innovative Strategies for Ozone Control and Air Quality
by Kenneth Green, D.Env.
November 2000
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Alternative Multimedia Regulatory Programs for Next-Generation Refineries
by D. Elcock and J. Gasper
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Second Generation of Environmental Stewardship:
by Debra Knopman and Emily Fleschner,
Progressive Policy Institute
May 1999
This brief makes the case for reforming the current generation of
environmental rules, working with better information and civic
engagement to focus on environmental outcomes. In addition, the authors call for market-based incentives to spur innovation in the environmental realm.
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Civic Environmentalism in Action
A Field Guide to Regional and Local Initiatives

by Marc Landy, Megan Susman, and Debra Knopman,
Progressive Policy Institute
January 1999
This booklet catalogs some of the environmental policy innovations taking place at the state and local level. Focusing on community-based problem-solving and decentralized decisionmaking, this guide provides a good overview of a few programs that have placed environmental outcomes, rather than compliance, at the forefront.
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New Environmentalism
by Lynn Scarlett
Outlines 5 principles that underline the growing movement toward a new environmental paradigm. Though a few years old, this study was one of the earliest examinations of this evolving trend.
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How States Are Taking the Lead in Cleaning Up Contaminated Sites
by Bonner Cohen, Lexington Institute
September, 1999
In this recent publication, Lexington Institute researchers argue that state efforts to remediate contaminated industrial sites far outperform the lengthy, litigation-plagued federal Superfund process. Several case studies are provided.
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Six-point Environmental Flexibility Checklist
by Christopher Hartwell
September, 1999
Identifies six keys to establishing environmental flexibility, including the need to listen to the regulated, the importance of risk assessment, and the value of incremental success.
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June - 99
Water Wars Best Resolved On Home Turf
by Michael Harrington and Christopher A. Hartwell
June, 1999
Christopher Hartwell and Michael Harrington explore localized watershed preservation and resource mannagement efforts across the western United States. These efforts share a focus on collaboration rather than confrontation, localized decisionmaking, and progress rather than punishment.
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Feb - 99
Simplify, Simplify: Alternative Permitting at the State Level by Christopher Hartwell
February, 1999
In this study, Christopher Hartwell investigates the emerging trend of flexible, results-oriented permitting embraced by a variety of states.  Specifically, the study investigates the permitting improvements implemented in the states of Minnesota, Mississippi, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Oklahoma
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Nov - 98
Environmental Information:  The Toxics Release Inventory Stakeholder Participation, and the Right to Know
by Alexander Volokh, Kenneth Green, D.Env., and Lynn Scarlett
February, 1998
In this two-part study, RPPI identifies numerous problems with the traditional application of so-called- "Right-To-Know" laws and explores a variety of non-regulatory and innovative alternatives that enhance the value of environmental information available to stakeholders and concerned citizens.
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Feb - 98
Race to the Top: The Innovative Face of State Environmental Management
by Alexander Volokh, Lynn Scarlett, and Scott Bush
February, 1998
RPPI and NEPI reveal how a new environmental paradigm is sweeping across the states as local and state environmental officials move away from traditional, top-down environmental enforcement and embrace flexible, collaborative efforts consistent with "new environmentalism." This study provides numerous case studies of new environmentalism in action.
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