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The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy

Editor-in-Chief: Jürges, Hendrik / Ludwig, Sandra

Ed. by Auriol , Emmanuelle / Brunner, Johann / Fleck, Robert / Mendola, Mariapia / Requate, Till / Schirle, Tammy / de Vries, Frans / Zulehner, Christine

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Measuring the Impact of Anti-SLAPP Legislation on Monitoring and Enforcement

Bevin Ashenmiller / Catherine Shelley Norman
Published Online: 2011-11-03 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2202/1935-1682.2799

Abstract

We examine changes in environmental monitoring and enforcement activity in the presence of state legislation prohibiting Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (anti-SLAPP laws). Using data on the Clean Air Act from the Environmental Protection Agency’s ECHO database, we find evidence that state inspections increase by almost 50% after a state passes anti-SLAPP legislation. In addition, we find strong evidence that the ratio of findings of noncompliance to inspections more than doubles in the presence of anti-SLAPP legislation.

Keywords: environment; law; enforcement and monitoring; Clean Air Act

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Published Online: 2011-11-03


Citation Information: The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, Volume 11, Issue 1, ISSN (Online) 1935-1682, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2202/1935-1682.2799.

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