Op-Ed: Innovation Promoted by Regulatory Flexibility
Paige J. Novak, William A. Arnold, Bruce Henningsgaard, Raymond M. Hozalski, Katrina Kessler, Timothy L. LaPara, Al Parrella, Larry Rogacki∥, Colleen Thompson, Randy Thorson, Robert A. Zimmerman, Charles B. Bott, Glen T. Daigger, and J. B. Neethling
Environmental regulations play an important role, but they would be more effective if they allowed for greater flexibility in the implementation of technical and management approaches. Flexibility in regulation, particularly in rewarding excellence, would lead to the development of new technologies and greater efficiency, making them more sustainable.