ERIC Number: ED058036
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
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Managing the Environment: Nine States Look for New Answers.
Haskell, Elizabeth H.
This report describes recent changes initiated by nine state governments to improve their management of the environment. States include Illinois, Minnesota, Washington, Wisconsin, New York, Vermont, Maine, Maryland, and Michigan. The focus is on governmental structures designed to give impetus to existing environmental programs and on organizations which the states have created to carry out their new responsibilities. Four types of state government institutions are discussed: (1) consolidated environmental departments, (2) land use management agencies, (3) waste management agencies, and (4) state courts. Chapter One highlights the trends observed in the several states and points out each state's most notable features. The final chapter portrays the three new environmental organizations of the federal government. State-by-state chapters describe: (1) the organizational features of the new institutions and their legal responsibilities; (2) the rationale of those who designed the structure - the problems they were trying to solve, the objectives of the new system as they see it, and the political process that resulted in change; (3) the current structure and agency functions; and (4) issues that merit watching as the new or modernized institutions develop. Key statutes, a bibliography, and other relevant documents are appended after each chapter. (BL)
Descriptors: Administration, Environment, Governmental Structure, Organizations (Groups), Quality Control, Responsibility, State Agencies, State Government
Smithsonian Institution, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C. 20560 (Limited Supply)
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Authoring Institution: Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.