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Chemicals without Harm: Policies for a Sustainable World

Ken Geiser

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262012522
eISBN:
9780262327015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012522.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Thousands of synthetic chemicals are used to make our clothing, cosmetics, household products and electronic devices. However, many of these chemicals are hazardous and potentially dangerous to our ... More


The Evolution of the Green Building Supply Industry: Entrepreneurial Entrants and Diversifying Incumbents

Michael Conger and Jeffrey G. York

in Constructing Green: The Social Structures of Sustainability

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780262019415
eISBN:
9780262315388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019415.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

The chapter asks a number of questions: what determines when and why a particular firm will enter an ecologically relevant industry? How does this differ for new firms vs. existing firms that already ... More


Understanding the Chemical Economy

Ken Geiser

in Chemicals without Harm: Policies for a Sustainable World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262012522
eISBN:
9780262327015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012522.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

The global chemical industry makes up nearly 5 percent of worldwide gross domestic product with some $4.12 trillion in annual sales. The industry is highly integrated both vertically and horizontally ... More


The Revival of Ducktown Mining and the First Smoke Suits, 1890–1903

Duncan Maysilles

in Ducktown Smoke: The Fight over One of the South's Greatest Environmental Disasters

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834596
eISBN:
9781469603155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877937_maysilles.6
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter describes Ducktown's copper resources as a proven fact, as was the demand for the metal to supply America's growing telephone, telegraph, and electrical industries. Completion of rail ... More


Epilogue the View from the Mountain

Duncan Maysilles

in Ducktown Smoke: The Fight over One of the South's Greatest Environmental Disasters

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834596
eISBN:
9781469603155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877937_maysilles.15
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter shows that even after the local copper industry was gone, the case it spawned remains potent as a legal precedent. Georgia v. Tennessee Copper Co. arose from the physical and political ... More


Transparency in Energy Governance: The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative and Publish What You Pay Campaign

Alstine James Van

in Transparency in Global Environmental Governance: Critical Perspectives

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027410
eISBN:
9780262320856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027410.003.0011
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

In this chapter, James Van Alstine focuses on the dynamics of transparency in the extractive industry sector and in global energy governance. He examines the Extractive Industries Transparency ... More


Reconstructing Government Capacity

Ken Geiser

in Chemicals without Harm: Policies for a Sustainable World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262012522
eISBN:
9780262327015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012522.003.0015
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Government initiatives could be one of the elements of a chemical conversion strategy and could do so without new laws. Government agencies could work with economic sectors, states, non-government ... More


Reframing the Chemicals Problem

Ken Geiser

in Chemicals without Harm: Policies for a Sustainable World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262012522
eISBN:
9780262327015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012522.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Developing a truly effective chemical management approach in the United States requires changing the way that the chemicals problem has been framed. Instead of controlling a few hundred truly ... More


Transforming the Chemical Industry

Ken Geiser

in Chemicals without Harm: Policies for a Sustainable World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262012522
eISBN:
9780262327015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012522.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Many leading product manufacturers with brand name recognition maintain restricted substance lists and are working to assure that suppliers do not introduce those chemicals into their supply chains. ... More


Contextualizing the Case: Central Appalachia1

Shannon Elizabeth Bell

in Fighting King Coal: The Challenges to Micromobilization in Central Appalachia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034340
eISBN:
9780262333597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034340.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Chapter 1 begins with a description of the historical roots of exploitation in Central Appalachia, revealing how the economic, political, and social structures of the region have long been influenced ... More


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