Environmental Economics

Environmental Investments: The Cost of a Clean Environment, Report of the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to the Congress of the United States.

1990 report summarizing the direct costs of public and private pollution control activities in the United States. Presents data on environmental pollution control costs during the period 1972-1987, projects these costs for each subsequent year to the year 2000 under a number of assumptions, and breaks them down in a variety of ways. These ways include differentiating among capital, operating, and annualized costs, as well as the medium where the pollution is controlled, the economic sector (e.g., public, private) from which the control is funded, and whether the costs result from new or existing regulations. Cost estimates for five categories of environmental media (air, land, water, chemical, and multi-media) over the years 1972-2000 for each public sector and the private sector are included.
A summary of this report is also available for downloading. Earlier reports in the same series are also available in hard copy form.

  • Keywords

    3. Cost and Economic Impacts Analysis
    6. Pollution Control Industry Surveys and Assessments
    3. Costs and Economic Impact Analysis - General Pollution Control Costs
    3. Costs and Economic Impact Analysis - Specific Sectors and Pollutants
    3. Costs and Economic Impact Analysis - Surveys and Critiques
    Environmental Media:
    a. Air
    b. Water
    c. Land
    d. Chemicals
    f. Multimedia
    a. Air - Mobile Source
    a. Air - Stationary Source
    a. Air - Radiation
    a. Air - Other
    b. Water - Drinking
    b. Water - Surface
    b. Water - Other
    c. Land - Solid Waste/RCRA
    c. Land - Superfund/CERCLA
    c. Land - Other
    d. Chemicals - Toxic Substances
    d. Chemicals - Pesticides
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Carlin, Alan
    Geographic Area:
    Study Purpose:
    Data Development
    Report Series:
    Environmental Investments: The Cost of a Clean Environment
    Inventory Record #: EE-0294B
    List of all reports in the Series:
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    Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation, Science, Economics, and Statistics DivisionAddress:
    City: State: CA ZIP: 95428
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    Island PressAddress: Box 7
    City: Covelo State: CA ZIP: 95428
    Phone: 1-800-828-1302 or 202-232-7933 Fax:
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    Date Linked: 05/28/2009
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