Services related to environmental issues have been a major focus of research at JFA for more than a decade. Past projects include evaluating alternatives for reducing cancer in communities located near plants emitting radioactive pollutants, updating the Environmental Protection Agency’s automobile regulation cost calculation model, and training state and local officials in the enforcement of environmental law. JFA has a particularly strong and growing climate change practice. Current services in the environmental area include:

  • Analyzing economic effects of regulations
  • Evaluating enforcement techniques and their costs
  • Examining the costs and benefits of pollution control technologies
  • Assessing the value of flood and erosion control activities
  • Evaluating the effects of environmental policies on other national objectives and programs