Unlike the other areas examined in this book, the environment is a relatively new policy area. Its genesis is generally dated to the late 1960s and early 1970s, the period of ‘environmental awakening’ in the USA which included the publication of Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring, the Love Canal chemical waste pollution crisis, and the first Earth Day (Ervin et al., 2003: 3). Since that period, environmental regulation, and environmental policy more generally, has ‘grown from being generally a marginal type of state intervention into an activity which increasingly makes an important impact on people’s everyday lives and on the operations of enterprises’ (Daugbjerg, 1998: 285).
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