Environmental Policy

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CAL 581
This course considers issues at the intersection of ecology, economics, public policy, and ethics.  Specific issues to be covered may include: the history of environmental policy in the US, the role of Federal agencies in forming environmental policy, how values ought to play a role in environmental science, externalities, public goods, property rights, market-failure, benefit-cost analysis, environmental justice, the policy questions resulting from global climate change, propaganda versus information, and how pollution can infringe on human rights.
This class does not count for undergraduate humanities credit.
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