Dr. Rodney Fort, an associate professor of economics at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington, is the author of numerous papers on regulatory decision making. His interests in environmental problems include local perceptions and NIMBY sentiment, the origins of risk attitudes, and siting locally (on net) desirable waste management facilities. Lynn Scarlett is Vice President of Research at the Reason Foundation, a nonprofit public policy research organization in Los Angeles, California. Ms. Scarlett has written a number of policy studies on solid waste management and recycling issues.

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