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The Influence of Environmental Organizations on U.S. Policy
An in-depth discussion on the influence of three environmental organizations on U.S. Federal Government environmental policy.
# 91208 | 3,399 words | 15 sources | APA | 2006 | US

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There are many environmental groups which have a tremendous effect on the policy of the United States with regards to the environment. This paper explores how three of these groups, the Sierra Club, Environmental Defense, and the National Audubon Society have exerted their power to effect federal governmental policy. The paper gives the background and mission of these organizations as well as some notable accomplishments and further goes on to explore their sources of power in exerting their influence as well as the claims that they have too much undue influence over federal government policy.

Table of Contents:
Sierra Club
Environmental Defense
National Audubon Society
Influence of Environmental Groups

From the Paper:

"These are some heavy charges to be levied against the environmental groups and those who the Center for the Defense of Free enterprise feels are in concert with it. One of the reasons this group might feel this way is because groups such as the Sierra Club, Environmental defense, and the national Audubon Society have pushed for years to keep the rainforests from being cut down which hurts the interest of lumber group. They have also pushed for tougher standards for car emissions hurting the interests of car makers, and they have pushed for standards on how companies can dispose of their waste products which often costs companies millions to comply."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Arnold, Ron. Testimony Before U.S. House of Representatives.
  • Environmental Defense Website
  • "Environmental Law." Legal Information Institute. Cornell Law School. Http://
  • "For the Love of Money." SUSPS.
  • "Global Warming Lawsuit: Federal Agencies Sued by Cities and Environmental Groups." April 29, 2005.

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The Influence of Environmental Organizations on U.S. Policy (2006, December 25) Retrieved September 30, 2023, from

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