Welcome to the home
page for the research project on Information Disclosure and
Environmental Decision Making (IDEDM). The IDEDM work is sponsored
jointly by the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and Washington State
University, and it is made possible through a multi-year grant from the
National Science Foundation (award No. 0306492).
The project examines
how the collection and disclosure of information about toxic chemical
releases in the United States affects local communities and businesses.
We are examining actions by businesses, government agencies, and
communities all across the United States.
particular, we are trying to learn how the federal Toxics Release
Inventory, which is coordinated by the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency, has affected environmental management practices in U.S.
industry. We also want to know how the information reaches citizens,
local and state government officials, and local emergency management
committee members, and how they use the information.
You can learn more
about the project goals and the staff through the links above. If you
have any comments or questions about the project, we hope that you will
The final project report is the book Coming Clean:
Information Disclosure and Environmental Performance (MIT Press,