Reinventing Environmental Regulation

Reinventing Environmental Regulation

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Project XL (eXcellence and Leadership) was the flagship effort by the Clinton administration for 'cleaner, cheaper, and smarter' regulation. Under Project XL, business promised better performance in exchange for a regulatory approach focused more on results than means, with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) measuring pollution reduction across rather than at individual sources within a facility. Reinventing Environmental Regulation is a compelling account of the breakdown in negotiations to implement Project XL at a tape manufacturing plant of 3M, a company widely recognized as environmentally progressive. Marcus, Geffen, and Sexton discuss the conflicting goals of participants, the influences of personality and organizational culture, and complications caused by changes in 3Ms external business environment. They compare the 3M case with EPA negotiations involving Intel, Merck, and Weyerhaeuser, finding similarly contentious, though less fatal disagreements about the meaning of 'superior environmental performance.' In common with other recent proposals, Project XL emphasized cooperative, flexible regulatory approaches. Reinventing Environmental Regulation demonstrates the difficulty of putting these appealing ideas into practice, while offering encouragement for continued innovations.The agency wanted greater assurance from 3M that environmental performance at Hutchinson would be superior. ... when appropriate) would be detailed in the companya#39;s EMS and would be arrived at with the advice and consent of MPCA. ... The state agencya#39;s analysis would have been justification for lowering the proposed cap on HAP emissions, but this never ... Also, MPCA was not satisfied with 3Ma#39;s approach to record keeping, reporting, and compliance and wanted daily recordanbsp;...

Title:Reinventing Environmental Regulation
Author:Alfred A. Professor Marcus, Donald A. Professor Geffen, Ken Professor Sexton
Publisher:Routledge - 2010-09-30


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