Case Study: Regulations/environment/marine mammals

Michael Williamson (
Mon, 15 Feb 1995 12:37:08

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Re deterring regulatory actions,  that's not necessarily a bad thing for the
environment.  Example:  many broad-spectrum pesticides with harmful
cumulative effects on the environmental have remained in use for 10-15 years
because more target-specific pesticides with fewer cumulative effects have
been delayed in reaching the market by having to clear more stringent testing
requirements than their predecessors.  In this instance,  the tougher
regulations are having the opposite of their intended effect.  --Merritt
Clifton,  editor,  ANIMAL PEOPLE.