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Title: Environmental policy and industrialization: The politics of regulation in Puerto Rico

Abstract

The effects of economic development on environmental regulation in Puerto Rico are examined. In particular, the research analyzes how the Puerto Rican industrialization process has affected implementation of the environmental-review process. Puerto Rico exemplifies an acute conflict between an industrialization process based on capital-intensive, highly polluting industries, and a regulatory framework of insular and US environmental laws and regulations. While industrialization has not solved unemployment problems on the island, environmental and health hazards have increased significantly, despite environmental regulations. The study focuses on a change in the environmental review process in response to economic development concerns. In particular, it examines the growth and extensive use of a new environmental review document, the Environmental Assessment. This study explains this policy shift and, more fundamentally, analyzes how and under what circumstances this change came about.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
California Univ., Berkeley, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
5474676
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OSTI ID: 5474676
Resource Type:
Miscellaneous
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Thesis (Ph.D.)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; INDUSTRY; ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY; PUERTO RICO; HEALTH HAZARDS; POLITICAL ASPECTS; POLLUTION REGULATIONS; DEVELOPED COUNTRIES; GOVERNMENT POLICIES; GREATER ANTILLES; HAZARDS; INSTITUTIONAL FACTORS; ISLANDS; LATIN AMERICA; NORTH AMERICA; REGULATIONS; USA; WEST INDIES 290300* -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Environment, Health, & Safety; 290400 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Energy Resources

Citation Formats

Concepcion, C.M. Environmental policy and industrialization: The politics of regulation in Puerto Rico. United States: N. p., 1990. Web.
Concepcion, C.M. Environmental policy and industrialization: The politics of regulation in Puerto Rico. United States.
Concepcion, C.M. Mon . "Environmental policy and industrialization: The politics of regulation in Puerto Rico". United States.
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abstractNote = {The effects of economic development on environmental regulation in Puerto Rico are examined. In particular, the research analyzes how the Puerto Rican industrialization process has affected implementation of the environmental-review process. Puerto Rico exemplifies an acute conflict between an industrialization process based on capital-intensive, highly polluting industries, and a regulatory framework of insular and US environmental laws and regulations. While industrialization has not solved unemployment problems on the island, environmental and health hazards have increased significantly, despite environmental regulations. The study focuses on a change in the environmental review process in response to economic development concerns. In particular, it examines the growth and extensive use of a new environmental review document, the Environmental Assessment. This study explains this policy shift and, more fundamentally, analyzes how and under what circumstances this change came about.},
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