Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy

Written by Dr. Jo Kwong

September 1997

Environmental Policy: Moving from 'Needs' to 'Wants'
Environmental Policy: Moving from 'Needs' to 'Wants' — This Issue Brief promotes a strategy for Virginia's environmental stewardship focusing on the devolution of environmental federalism, risk analysis, incentive analysis, problem-solving emphasis and property-based solutions. Environmental policy should reflect the diversity of the state while enhancing Virginia's scenic and natural beauty, and this brief will serve as a foundation for environmental discussions in the months ahead. View PDF File.