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Welcome to PSR's Environmental Health Policy Institute, where we ask questions -- then we ask the experts to answer them. Join us as physicians, health professionals, and environmental health experts share their ideas, inspiration, and analysis about toxic chemicals and environmental health policy.

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Amy Sinden

Amy Sinden is a Professor at Temple University Beasley School of Law and a member scholar of the Center for Progressive Reform, www.progressivereform.org.  Her recent academic writings have criticized the misuse of economic theory in environmental law, arguing against the use of cost-benefit analysis in environmental standard setting, and countering claims that private property regimes can solve environmental problems or that free trade will enhance global environmental welfare.  She has also written about the application of classical human rights norms to environmental conflicts.  Her articles have appeared in a number of books and academic journals including the Iowa Law Review, the Harvard Environmental Law Review, and the Land Use and Environmental Law Review’s 2010 annual compilation of the five best environmental law articles of the year.

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Little-Known White House Office Plays a Big Role in Weakening Rules Aimed at Protecting Public Health, September 24, 2012