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John Whitehead
Boone, NC
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From the inbox: ***** I saw your recent post (below) about our new report on the benefits of climate action. Thanks for your interest in the report. Just wanted to raise one thing, you mentioned that the Technical Appendix did not contain the list of peer-reviewed background literature (Section B). However, the Technical Appendix does contain this section, which can be viewed from the Downloads page or using this direct link: http://www2.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2015-06/documents/technicalappendixfinal.pdf ***** Thanks!
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Yes, that's how I roll.
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It wouldn't have mattered. I would have posted mine before I let yours go!
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From the inbox: Dear Dr. Whitehead, The journal Laws (ISSN 2075-471X) is currently running a special issue entitled "Environmental Law and Sustainability". Dr. Kamrul Hossain , of the University of Lapland (Finland), is serving as Guest Editor for this issue. We think you could make an excellent contribution based on... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Environmental Economics
I think I've scooped all of the other environmental economics bloggers on this one (the story is from the ABC TV station in Fresno): Officials in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana announced an $18.7 billion settlement with BP on Thursday that resolves years of litigation over the 2010 Gulf of... Continue reading
Reblogged 2 days ago at Environmental Economics
Note that I'm reading comments, but ya'll are well into areas of policy and law that I know nothing about.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on SCOTUS and BCA at Environmental Economics
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I never get tired of this stuff! Putting a price on carbon is the only effective way to curb emissions to combat climate change, according to a Nobel prize-winning economist. “People continue to buy polluting cars and live polluting lives and this will continue until their pockets are hit,” said... Continue reading
Reblogged 2 days ago at Environmental Economics
"PM NAAQ's are already established at the appropriate and necessary levels. Clearly EPA can reopen the PM NAAQ ..." It sounds like that is the issue. Turning this around, it seems like the EPA should focus on PM which, according to their study, are under-regulated (not at the appropriate and necessary levels if NB>0) and mercury benefits are the co-benefits.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on SCOTUS and BCA at Environmental Economics
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I'm missing something here (Supreme court blocks Obama's limits on power plants): The Supreme Court on Monday blocked one of the Obama administration’s most ambitious environmental initiatives, an Environmental Protection Agency regulation meant to limit emissions of mercury and other toxic pollutants from coal-fired power plants. Industry groups and some... Continue reading
Reblogged 4 days ago at Environmental Economics
Will it be on the test?
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Almost daily.
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From my sophomore level environmental and resource economics class: Im an environmental chemistry major so i had to take the class for my major. He's a nice guy, he doesnt seem full of himself like people have said on here. for lectures he just kind of draws graphs with abbreviated... Continue reading
Reblogged 4 days ago at Environmental Economics
... for the Western Economic Association International 90th Annual Conference (June 28- July 2, 2015); but my co-authors are: Program Addenda (6/25/15) | Preliminary Program (5/20/15) | Participants Directory (5/20/15) Session Information & Instructions | Housing Information | General Information Participating Allied Societies | Exhibitor Info via www.weai.org Tanga McDaniel... Continue reading
Reblogged 5 days ago at Environmental Economics
From The Hill (EPA report touts big benefit to US from global climate policies): The Obama administration unveiled a new weapon Monday in its fight against climate change, with a report showing billions of dollars in domestic benefits from aggressive international climate policies. The report from the Environmental Protection Agency... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 25, 2015 at Environmental Economics
It still costs less than all of the higher quality substitutes, right? This week Amazon changed the terms for a service that has become a standard tool in social-science research, and many scholars are complaining that it will mean higher costs to conduct surveys. The service is called Mechanical Turk,... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 24, 2015 at Environmental Economics
You're missing the distributional effects that mean in reality a revenue neutral carbon tax won't happen @john_env_econ — Rupert Darwall (@RupertDarwall) June 23, 2015 Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2015 at Environmental Economics
A revenue neutral carbon tax is what you would call a "conservative" economic proposal: Two Senate Democrats sponsored a bill Wednesday to institute an economy-wide tax on carbon dioxide emissions, revenue that would be returned through rebates and tax cuts. Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) pitched their... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 23, 2015 at Environmental Economics
From the Cambridge Journals Blog: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently covered the JBCA special issue on ‘Perspectives on Implementing Benefit-Cost Analysis in Climate Assessment’. What made this issue significant? Climate change presents an enormous challenge to decision makers because of uncertainty, a period of analysis that spans generations, and... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 22, 2015 at Environmental Economics
I already knew this but some readers may still be ignorant: Confirming that it is the single most frequent thought on fathers’ minds, a study released Monday by researchers at Villanova University found that the average dad thinks about sealing in meat’s juices between four and five hours per day.... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 21, 2015 at Environmental Economics
Economists criticize opinion polls because they don't recognize tradeoffs. In other words, it is easy to say that I'm concerned about the environment but more difficult to actually do something about it (such as vote for higher taxes to pay for an improvement). Here is some evidence that even environmental... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 18, 2015 at Environmental Economics
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at Environmental Economics