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Environmental Self-Auditing: Setting the Proper Incentives for Discovering and Correcting Environmental Harm

Alexander Strickland Pfaff Talikoff; Chris William Sanchirico

Title:
Environmental Self-Auditing: Setting the Proper Incentives for Discovering and Correcting Environmental Harm
Author(s):
Talikoff, Alexander Strickland Pfaff
Sanchirico, Chris William
Date:
Type:
Working papers
Department:
Economics
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Series:
Department of Economics Discussion Papers
Part Number:
9798-10
Publisher:
Department of Economics, Columbia University
Publisher Location:
New York
Abstract:
Since the 1970's, the amount of environmental regulation at all levels of government has increased significantly. Major federal statutes include the Clean Air Act, Federal Water Pollution Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Toxic Substances Control Act (ToSCA) and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). In addition, states have their own environmental laws and regulations. The resulting web of often highly technical requirements makes it difficult for even the regulated enterprise itself to know whether it is in compliance with applicable law. In response, many firms have instituted a policy of conducting their own "environmental audits."
Subject(s):
Economics
Environmental studies
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Suggested Citation:
Alexander Strickland Pfaff Talikoff, Chris William Sanchirico, 1998, Environmental Self-Auditing: Setting the Proper Incentives for Discovering and Correcting Environmental Harm, Columbia University Academic Commons, http://hdl.handle.net/10022/AC:P:15726.

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