An Overview of American Interstate Ecological Governance and the Enlightenment for China
International Journal of Environmental Protection and Policy
Volume 7, Issue 4, July 2019, Pages: 117-126
Received: Jul. 6, 2019; Accepted: Aug. 15, 2019; Published: Sep. 2, 2019
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Guo Yongyuan, School of Public Administration, Shanxi University of Finance and Economics, Taiyuan, China
Xiao Li, School of Public Administration, Shanxi University of Finance and Economics, Taiyuan, China
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The existing US interstate ecological governance system can be divided into three categories according to the governance subject: traditional government governance, inter-governmental cooperation governance and special organizational governance. Traditional ecological governance is a government-led public governance, that is, the use of public power. US interstate eco-governance governance includes administrative control-led environmental regulation, legislative legislative ecological behavior, and judicial system environmental litigation ruling. Interstate issues are essentially intergovernmental relationships, so inter-governmental cooperation mechanisms are the proper meaning of interstate ecological governance. Traditional interstate agreements and central government cooperation governance are two common ways of interstate cooperation governance. The special organization is the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), which is a company based in the United States. It is a state-owned company that was established in May 1933 in accordance with the Tennessee Valley Authority Act. Formal operation, it is a regional comprehensive governance and comprehensive development plan, "is the first organized attempt in the history of the United States to skillfully arrange the fate of the entire basin and its residents." The US interstate ecological governance system is effective and relevant. The governance system that basically meets the requirements of multi-center governance plays an active role in dealing with interstate ecological environmental disputes and protection. China and the United States have certain similarities in the field of ecological governance. On the basis of national conditions, China's cross-regional ecological governance can learn from the US's governance experience to achieve "good governance" of cross-regional ecological problems.
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Guo Yongyuan, Xiao Li, An Overview of American Interstate Ecological Governance and the Enlightenment for China, International Journal of Environmental Protection and Policy. Vol. 7, No. 4, 2019, pp. 117-126. doi: 10.11648/j.ijepp.20190704.13
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