Resource Pointer #79
May 13, 1996
For copies of the following resources, please contact
the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.
*Mending the Ozone Hole: Science, Technology and Policy,
1995.* Arjun Makhijani and Kevin Gurney. Describes
mechanisms of ozone formation and depletion,
consequences of ozone loss and sources of ozone-
depleting compounds (ODCs). Examines international
policies advancing alternatives to ODCs and discusses
industry's response to proposed policy changes.
Recommends policies for protecting ozone layer,
including eliminating methyl bromide use, prioritizing
international agreements to replace other ODCs and
insuring that reductions in these substances are adhered
to globally. 355 pp. US$35. The MIT Press, c/o Uniserv
Inc., 525 Great Road, Littleton, MA 01460-1034; phone
(617) 625-8569; mitpress-orders@MIT.EDU.
*Full of Holes: The Montreal Protocol and the Continuing
Destruction of the Ozone Layer, September, 1995.* Greenpeace
International, Ozone Action. Criticizes Montreal Protocol for
using risk assessment framework to protect ozone layer.
Details seven areas where Montreal Protocol is based on
faulty assumptions, including the failure of countries to
adopt policies and practices needed to halt ozone loss and an
incomplete scientific understanding of the ozone layer and
the global ecosystem. 12 pp. No charge. Greenpeace
International, Keizersgracht 176, 1016 KP Amsterdam,
Netherlands; phone (31-20) 5236222; fax (31-20) 5236200.
*Taxing Pesticides to Fund Environmental Protection and
Integrated Pest Management, 1996.* William Pease, James
Robinson and Daniel Tuden. Investigates California Mill
Tax, a 2.2% tax on pesticides that will soon be reduced.
Finds that past Mill Tax increases only minimally
affected food prices or demand for pesticides while
providing significant revenue to State of California.
Contends that the Mill Tax is the most politically
feasible instrument for funding pesticide regulation and
integrated pest management, and discusses possible ways
to raise Mill Tax and allocate revenues. 36 pp. US$10.
California Policy Seminar, 2020 Milvia Street, Suite
412, Berkeley, CA 94704; phone (510) 642-5514; fax (510)
642-8793; email email@example.com.
*Myths of Jobs vs. Resources: Environmental Protections
and Economic Growth, 1996.* Alan Gordon, California
Senate Office of Research. Examines relationship between
environmental laws and jobs, and finds that
environmental regulations are not a significant
influence on business decisions to relocate abroad or to
other states. Compares economic growth between U.S.
states with both strong and weak environmental laws.
Analyzes past studies on effects of environmental
regulations on industry. 76 pp. US$3.50. Specify Senate
Publication Number 847-S. Senate Publications, 1020 N
Street, Room B-53, Sacramento, CA 95814; phone (916)
*An Evaluation of San Francisco's Recreation and Park
Department's Pest Control Program, January 1996.* Green Corps
and Pesticide Watch Education Fund. Surveys pesticide use by
San Francisco municipal pest control program. Criticizes
Recreation and Park Department for using over two dozen
pesticides known or suspected of causing cancer and not
posting sufficient pre- and post-application notices.
Recommends that City of San Francisco ban the most dangerous
pesticides, require pre- and post-notification of pesticide
applications and adopt a written policy prioritizing non
toxic pest control alternatives. 34 pp. No charge. Pesticide
Watch Education Fund, 116 New Montgomery, #530, San
Francisco, CA 94105; phone (415) 543-2627, fax (415) 543-
1480; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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