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Blueprint for the environment : a plan for federal action
Comp, T. Allan.
Publication Information:
Salt Lake City : Howe Brothers, 1989.
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xiv, 335 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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HC110.E5 B58 1989 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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A condensation of the Blueprint which was presented to President- elect Bush in Nov. 1988. It covers some ninety topics, including toxic and radioactive waste, beach pollution, ozone layer depletion, and renewable energy resources. No index. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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When the precursor of this publication was handed to George Bush on November 30, 1988, most of the environmental organizations responsible for its contents were hoping for a time of reconciliation with a president-elect who had just publicly confessed himself to be an environmentalist. The document contained more than 200 policy recommendations, budget changes, and program suggestions on how the federal government could improve its environmental record. Recently republished, and reorganized, Blueprint is an excellent source of information on the collective thinking of the most powerful environmental groups and the constituencies they represent. Each section of the book is devoted to the federal agencies and offices with the greatest influence in an area of national and international environmental concerns. There is a brief historical sketch of each agency and a brief description of the appropriate environmental program and its enabling legislation. Finally, the report makes specific and general recommendations on how the agency and the program could be improved and made more effective. Throughout the report is the constant theme of synthesis and uniformity in federal programs to attack the pervasive problems of pollution and environmental destruction. Each section contains titles of reports, phone numbers, and environmental groups who can be contacted for further information. This useful tool, which brings into a single volume multifaceted environmental policy recommendations, would be highly appropriate for libraries supporting graduate programs of policy and environmental sciences and any undergraduate political science programs that recognize the increasing need for an interdisciplinary approach to the study of environmental politics and policies. The lack of an index makes a subject approach dependent on knowledge of the structure of the government. Despite this one drawback, this is highly recommended. -J.A. Shuler, Colgate University