How Federal Pollution Discharge Permits Affect U.S. Water Quality: A Study on Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations
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Master of Arts (MA)
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This paper uses difference-in-difference regression models to examine how state-level pollution discharge permits on concentrated animal feeding operations affect U.S. water quality. I ultimately deem the permitting to be ineffective at improving water quality, calling attention to the need to re-evaluate the ``socially optimal level of pollution."
Mueller, Cloe C., "How Federal Pollution Discharge Permits Affect U.S. Water Quality: A Study on Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations" (2022). CUNY Academic Works.