Congress and Environmental Policy

Michael E. Kraft

in The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Environmental Policy

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199744671
Published online January 2013 | | DOI:
 Congress and Environmental Policy

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This article focuses on Congress and both the internal and external policy actors who affect its policy decisions. It also reviews the institution's distinctive features that affect its actions on environmental policy and related issues. It suggests that Congress needs to be much more proactive in addressing emerging environmental problems and to find a way to resolve its partisan differences.

Keywords: U.S. Congress; environmental politics; partisanship; policy making

Article.  12011 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; US Politics

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