How Economics Informs Environmental Policy: A Case Study of Shale Gas and Oil (Page One Economics)

When regulating pollutants, is it more important to consider the science or the economics of the environment? Using the booming shale gas and oil industry as a case study, find out in the March 2019 Issue of Page One Economics how an understanding of the STEM fields and economics can be combined to create environmental policies that balance firm profits with environmental health.

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Education Level: 9-12 College Non-educators
Subjects: AP Economics Economics STEM
Concepts: Role of Government Taxes Incentives Markets Consumer Protection
Resource Types: Publication Lesson
Languages: English