Environmental Science 101
Environmental Policy and Politics Study Guide


After the "Environmental Policy and Politics" lecture and readings you should be able to answer and discuss the following questions.

What is the purpose of a government environmental policy?

Typically, what environmental issues are addressed in these policies?

Why are these policies necessary? How can these policies be justified?

What is meant by the phrase, "Tragedy of the Commons"?

Give some environmental "Tragedy of the Commons" examples.

What are the the Trump administation's key environmental agenda points?

Explain why the Trump administration appointees for Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, former EPA chief, Scott Pruitt, and EPA chief, Andrew Wheeler, are environmentally inappropriate.

List and describe some of the Trump administration's anti-environmental actions, policies, and policy changes.