Mandatory Planning for Environmental Innovation : Evaluating Regulatory Mechanisms for Toxics Use Reduction

@inproceedings{ORourke2004MandatoryPF,
  title={Mandatory Planning for Environmental Innovation : Evaluating Regulatory Mechanisms for Toxics Use Reduction},
  author={Dara O’Rourke and E Lyn Lee},
  year={2004}
}
This paper analyzes the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Act (TURA), evaluating what TURA has achieved, how it has been implemented, how it motivates firms to change and how its underlying principles might be strengthened to better support innovation for toxics use reduction. Through this analysis recent debates are engaged about the potentials and limitations of using regulation to promote innovation for the environment. The analysis here shows that TURA is distinct from existing regulatory… CONTINUE READING

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