Technology Wags the Law: How Technological Solutions Changed the Perception of Environmental Harm and Law

Roger Brownsword, Eloise Scotford and Karen Yeung (eds); Oxford Handbook on the Law and Regulation of Technology, Forthcoming

23 Pages Posted: 19 Mar 2016

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Victor Byers Flatt

University of Houston Law Center; University of Houston Global Energy Management Institute

Date Written: January 1, 2016

Abstract

This chapter examines how the introduction of technological regulatory standards in environmental law moulded the terms of environmental policy debate. Technology as tool gave way to technology as policy, skewing the terms of environmental policy debate, particularly in relation to underlying policy values.

Keywords: technology, environmental control, technology forcing, environment, environmental law, regulation

JEL Classification: K10, K23, K32, O14, O30, O33, O38, Q25, Q28

Suggested Citation

Flatt, Victor Byers, Technology Wags the Law: How Technological Solutions Changed the Perception of Environmental Harm and Law (January 1, 2016). Roger Brownsword, Eloise Scotford and Karen Yeung (eds); Oxford Handbook on the Law and Regulation of Technology, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2749358

Victor Byers Flatt (Contact Author)

University of Houston Law Center ( email )

4604 Calhoun Road
Houston, TX 77204-6060
United States
713-922-0392 (Phone)

University of Houston Global Energy Management Institute ( email )

Houston, TX 77204-6021
United States

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