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Colorado State University

1. Cook, Jeffrey J. Setting the record straight : interest group influence on climate policy at the Environmental Protection Agency.

Degree: 2017, Colorado State University

It is clear that interest groups are involved in the rulemaking process at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), but it has been difficult to determine whether certain groups are more influential on outcomes. This debate persists because the literature illustrates that groups can be influential at discrete stages in the process, but the field rarely analyzes the entire rulemaking process. This uncertainty has spurred controversy regarding the EPA's recent climate change regulations. Therefore, this dissertation conducted three case studies of recent climate change regulations and addresses three questions. First, what, if any, strategies did interest groups use to influence the content of these climate change rules? Second, did these strategies translate into influence? Third, what can these climate change case studies tell us about the role of interest groups in other controversial rules at the EPA, and across the bureaucracy more broadly? Ultimately, I argue that interest group influence was generally balanced across each of the three case studies. These findings then serve as the basis to develop my Regulatory Spheres of Influence Framework. The framework illustrates that given the nature of EPA rulemakings, it is very difficult for one side either business or environmental to dominate the process in highly controversial rules. It is possible that these conclusions track to other controversial rules across the bureaucracy and I note that my framework could be applied in other contexts to test this assertion. Advisors/Committee Members: Duffy, Robert (advisor), Davis, Charles (committee member), Davis, Sandra (committee member), Kroll, Stephan (committee member), Rinfret, Sara (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: energy; EPA; rulemaking; environment; climate change; interest group

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APA (6th Edition):

Cook, J. J. (2017). Setting the record straight : interest group influence on climate policy at the Environmental Protection Agency. (Thesis). Colorado State University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10217/181399

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Cook, Jeffrey J. “Setting the record straight : interest group influence on climate policy at the Environmental Protection Agency.” 2017. Thesis, Colorado State University. Accessed June 26, 2017. http://hdl.handle.net/10217/181399.

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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Cook, Jeffrey J. “Setting the record straight : interest group influence on climate policy at the Environmental Protection Agency.” 2017. Web. 26 Jun 2017.

Vancouver:

Cook JJ. Setting the record straight : interest group influence on climate policy at the Environmental Protection Agency. [Internet] [Thesis]. Colorado State University; 2017. [cited 2017 Jun 26]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10217/181399.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
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Council of Science Editors:

Cook JJ. Setting the record straight : interest group influence on climate policy at the Environmental Protection Agency. [Thesis]. Colorado State University; 2017. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10217/181399

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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