Redefining Efficiency: Pollution Concerns, Regulatory Mechanis
This book is a fascinating, well-researched examination of how the oil industry, government regulators, and the public as a whole have dealt with the pollution problems associated with the production of petroleum in the U.S. over the past one hundred years. Gorman's thoughtful analysis dispels the myth that the oil industry did nothing to abate its pollution prior to the enactment of tough federal pollution regulations in the 1970s, while providing insight into the complex web of technological, economic, and political factors that constrained these early, largely voluntary efforts. —Christine Rosen, University of California, Berkeley
Gorman's work is the first to treat systematically a single industry's environmental endeavors and it will stand as a landmark in that respect. But it is not just an environmental history. By infusing business and technological concerns throughout the narrative, Professor Gorman offers a exceptionally well-rounded view of an industry. —Craig Colten, Louisiana State University
University of Akron Press
Technology, Oil industry, Environment, Pollution
Environmental Law | Technology and Innovation
Gorman, Hugh S., "Redefining Efficiency: Pollution Concerns, Regulatory Mechanis" (2001). The University of Akron Press Publications. 63.