Baltimore’s sewers

Yesterday’s This Day in Water Historic previous had the subsequent (apparently initially from proper right here): Baltimore was one in every of many remaining most important cities on the east coast to assemble an accurate sewer system. The Metropolis’s lack of capability to place in sanitary sewers until 1915 tarnished …

Environmental laws and the 1970s

Keith Hirokawa simply these days posted “Contextualizing the Roots of Environmental Regulation”. The abstract: This evaluation of Karl Boyd Brooks, Sooner than Earth Day: The Origins of American Environmental Regulation, 1945–1970 (2009), considers an attempt to clarify the laws’s “environmental historic previous” by means of a narrative account of incrementalism. …

Love Canal, CERCLA, and deregulation

This previous summer season H-Surroundings revealed a Roundtable Evaluation of Richard Newman's Love Canal: A Poisonous Historical past from Colonial Instances to the Current (OUP, 2016). An excerpt from Stephanie Malin's contribution: Whereas the Superfund Act [CERCLA] resulted from nationwide consciousness of Love Canal, and although Newman focuses on the …