By Pietro S. Nivola

Federal regulations have made nice development preserving the surroundings. however the regulations occasionally have imposed inordinate expenses on neighborhood governments. handling eco-friendly Mandates describes how a variety of federal environmental directives don't swimsuit assorted stipulations on the neighborhood point, and compel neighborhood groups to spend their sales on lowering really minor hazards to the general public health and wellbeing. whereas policymakers have thrown far-reaching standards on the ft of neighborhood experts, the government is supplying them much less relief to conform with the more and more stringent criteria. the load of those underfunded mandates can extra drawback many overtaxed municipalities. Pietro Nivola is a senior fellow within the Governmental stories application on the Brookings establishment. he's the writer of The legislation of the panorama: How Politics form towns in Europe and the USA (Brookings 1999). Jon Shields is a graduate pupil within the division of presidency and international Affairs on the collage of Virginia.

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