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The Evolution, Status and Future Position of American Environmental Policy: environmental action at the domestic level and in the context of international cooperation
The following is a research paper by American students interning at the Human Rights Center and studying for the 2009-2010 academic year at the University of Padua. The focus of this research is on the evolution of American environmental policy in the past, present and future. It is contextualized by a history of the evolution of international environmental policy and U.S. patterns of involvement in international environmental action. The purpose of focusing on American environmental policy in specific is to evaluate the nation's position and level of progress over the years, and to review American policy in the context of international environmental efforts. It includes specific sections dedicated to the analysis of American environmental policy under the Bush and Obama Administrations.