Author: Sherry Cable
Author info: Professor of Sociology
Publication Date: August 2012
Publisher: Temple University Press
Synopsis: Environmental policies fail in conspicuous and egregious ways to sustain the natural resource base and protect citizens from production-generated risky exposures. In this study, Sherry Cable asks why does environmental policy seem to be a contributing cause rather than a partial solution to environmental problems? Melding a biophysical science perspective of environmental processes with sociological insights into human behaviour, Cable examines the people, policies and issues of petrochemical dependence and broader environment questions. She insists that our present policies around the manufacture and use of petro products violate rudimentary ecological principles-and do so in complicated ways.