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Title: Reducing toxic chemical releases and transfers: Explaining outcomes for a voluntary program

Abstract

Relatively little is known about the possibilities and limitations of voluntary public programs. The so-called 33/50 Program for reducing releases of certain toxic chemicals into the environmental provides a useful instance for examination. In an investigation of toxics-reduction outcomes, with states as units of analysis, economic and policy variables help to explain the results. In particular, channels and approaches used in communicating policy intentions are related to outcomes Voluntary programs can make a difference, but the details of execution, including the extent and nature of field efforts, influence outcomes.

Authors:
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  1. and others
Publication Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
569817
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Policy Studies Journal
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 25; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: PBD: Spr 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; TOXIC MATERIALS; WASTE DISPOSAL; ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY; REGRESSION ANALYSIS

Citation Formats

O`Toole, Jr, L J, Yu, Chilik, and Cooley, J. Reducing toxic chemical releases and transfers: Explaining outcomes for a voluntary program. United States: N. p., 1997. Web. doi:10.1111/j.1541-0072.1997.tb00001.x.
O`Toole, Jr, L J, Yu, Chilik, & Cooley, J. Reducing toxic chemical releases and transfers: Explaining outcomes for a voluntary program. United States. doi:10.1111/j.1541-0072.1997.tb00001.x.
O`Toole, Jr, L J, Yu, Chilik, and Cooley, J. Wed . "Reducing toxic chemical releases and transfers: Explaining outcomes for a voluntary program". United States. doi:10.1111/j.1541-0072.1997.tb00001.x.
@article{osti_569817,
title = {Reducing toxic chemical releases and transfers: Explaining outcomes for a voluntary program},
author = {O`Toole, Jr, L J and Yu, Chilik and Cooley, J},
abstractNote = {Relatively little is known about the possibilities and limitations of voluntary public programs. The so-called 33/50 Program for reducing releases of certain toxic chemicals into the environmental provides a useful instance for examination. In an investigation of toxics-reduction outcomes, with states as units of analysis, economic and policy variables help to explain the results. In particular, channels and approaches used in communicating policy intentions are related to outcomes Voluntary programs can make a difference, but the details of execution, including the extent and nature of field efforts, influence outcomes.},
doi = {10.1111/j.1541-0072.1997.tb00001.x},
journal = {Policy Studies Journal},
number = 1,
volume = 25,
place = {United States},
year = {1997},
month = {12}
}