Title

Beyond Gridlock: Green Drift in American Environmental Policymaking

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Fall 2010

Publication Title

Political Science Quarterly

Department

Politics and Government

Abstract

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.

Volume

125

Issue

3

pp.

443-463

ISSN

0032-3195