Regulation through Revelation

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Regulation through Revelation

By James T. Hamilton

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Information provision is increasingly being used as a regulatory tool. The US Environmental Protection Agency's Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Program required facilities that handle threshold amounts of specific chemicals to report yearly their releases and transfers of these toxic substances. The TRI data have become the yardstick by which regulators, investors, environmental organizations, and local community groups measure company environmental performance. This book, which was originally published in 2005, tells the story of the TRI from its origin and implementation to its revision and retrenchment. The mix of case study and quantitative analysis shows how the TRI operates and how the information provided affects decisions in both the public and private sectors. The lessons drawn about the operation of information provision programs should be of interest to multiple audiences.

Subject: Social Sciences -> Political Science -> American Government

Regulation through Revelation
The Origin, Politics, and Impacts of the Toxics Release Inventory Program
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 8/29/05
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 0511343418
ISBN 13: 9780511343414
Print ISBN: 9780521855303

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