Beyond Gridlock: Green Drift in American Environmental Policymaking
Political Science Quarterly
Politics and Government
The article presents an examination into the history and current trends of U.S. environmental policy. Details are given introducing debate over the status of environmental policy at the beginning of the 21st century, noting the large-scale changes in environmentalist momentum since the 1980s. The "golden age" of environmental policy between 1964 and 1980 is highlighted and described. Further commentary is offered pointing out ways in which this era of legislation bears contemporary influence despite multiple administrations working against it. Predictions are also included regarding the future of U.S. environmental policy.
“Beyond Gridlock: Green Drift in American Environmental Policymaking,” with Christopher McGrory Klyza. Political Science Quarterly 125, 443–64, Fall 2010.