Briefly discuss why tort law is a reactionary response to pollution. Do you think that was an appropriate response before WWII?

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Briefly discuss why tort law is a reactionary response to pollution. Do you think that was an appropriate response before WWII?

Briefly discuss why regulatory approaches are a preventative and precautionary response to pollution. Do you think the shift to a preventative and precautionary response was justified based on the pollution characteristics and harm after WWII?

 

Topic: Policy Approaches before and after WWII

Paper details:

In Week 4 we saw a change in the characteristics of pollution and the damage it caused after WWII which led to a push for preventative pollution regulation.

In week 5 we saw justification for moving the preventative regulation to federal regulation.

Briefly discuss why tort law is a reactionary response to pollution. Do you think that was an appropriate response before WWII? Justify your answer with science law/economics and values.

Briefly discuss why regulatory approaches are a preventative and precautionary response to pollution. Do you think the shift to a preventative and precautionary response was justified based on the pollution characteristics and harm after WWII?

Justify your answer with science law/economics and values.