environmental economics

environmental economics

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Question 1 (2 points)
Oyster reefs, which used to line the coasts of New York and New Jersey, could have lessened the impact of Hurrican Sandy’s flood damage.
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A) True
B) False
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Question 2 (2 points)
The huge amounts of water required for hydraulic fracturing all ends up as toxic waste that is completely removed from the hydrologic cycle.
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A) True
B) False
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Question 3 (2 points)
Based on trial-and-error experience, and theoretical results, command-and-control policies have proven to be the most efficient way to implement environmental regulations.
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B) False
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Question 4 (2 points)
The Clean Water Act has been widely violated for decades since its passage in 1972 due to lack of enforcement by state agencies charged with implementing it.
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B) False
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Question 5 (2 points)
The State Forest Service of CSU has been helping with the pine beetle epidemic in Colorado by buying up much of dead timber and selling the lumber.
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A) True
B) False
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Question 6 (2 points)
Economic rent is the difference in what a factor of production receives and the maximum payment required to keep it in use.
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Question 7 (2 points)
Water mining refers to taking water out of an aquifer equal to its recharge rate.
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B) False
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Question 8 (2 points)
Riparian and prior appropriation waters law will often be inefficient, from an economic standpoint, in how they allocate water.
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A) True
B) False
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Multiple Choice
Question 9 (2 points)
Dr Steingraber’s conclusion about the regulatory system that is supposed to protect our environment is that:
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A)
current laws and regulations are adequate.
B)
air pollution regulations are adequate, but water pollutions regulations are not.
C)
the entire…
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