Red Lights to Green Lights: From 20th Century Environmental Regulation to 21st Century Sustainability

In his recent article, Red Lights to Green Lights: From 20th Century Environmental Regulation to 21st Century SustainabilityDan Esty calls for a new 21st century sustainability strategy that overcomes the ideological, structural, and operational issues that have led to political gridlock and blocked environmental policy reform. It makes the case for a transformed legal framework that prioritizes innovation, requires payment of “harm charges” and an “end to externalities,” and shifts toward market-based regulatory strategies that expand business and individual choices rather than government mandates. 

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Publication Date: 
April, 2017