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Coming Clean: Information Disclosure and Environmental Performance

Michael E. Kraft, Mark Stephan, and Troy D. Abel


This book investigates the process of information disclosure as a policy strategy for environmental protection. The process, which is a new approach to environmental protection, sometimes leads government and industry to focus on meeting only minimal standards. The authors examine the effectiveness of information disclosure in achieving improvements in corporate environmental performance by analyzing data from the federal government’s Toxics Release Inventory, or TRI, and drawing on an original set of survey data from corporations and federal, state, and local officials, among other sources. T ... More

Keywords: Toxics Release Inventory, survey data, corporations, federal officials, state officials, local officials, industry, case studies, conventional regulation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780262014953
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262014953.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael E. Kraft, author

Mark Stephan, author

Troy D. Abel, author