How Conservatives Have Undermined U.S. Environmental Policy

Judith A. Layzer (1961-2015), Massachusetts Institute of Technology

America's environmental laws remain on the books, enforced by the Environmental Protection Agency. But as Judith Layzer shows in her new book, conservatives have worked for years to weaken regulations, even as they block legislation to fight global warming.

Read Layzer's brief here. Click here for more on her new book Open for Business: Conservatives' Opposition to Environmental Regulation (MIT Press, 2012).

Learn more about Judith Layzer and her research and media contributions on many aspects of U.S. environmental policy, including her innovative ideas for sustainability projects in cities and regions.

November 2012