Policy Documents

Simplify, Simplify: Alternative Permitting at the State Level

Christopher A. Hartwell –
February 1, 1999
Hartwell examines in the Massachusetts DEP's Environmental Results Program (ERP) in this partial publication. He details the ERP's successes in scrapping burdensome processes for more streamlined process that made compliance rates increase. Those who decried states taking over more responsibility for environmental protection, will find that the ERP not only did its job well, but more importantly, performed with flexibility needed to manage local environmental problems. Hartwell is an environmental policy analyst at the Reason Public Policy Institute.