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Off-shore drilling in the US

Situation: 70% of the American public are in favor of off-shore drilling in the US. Some of the people polled had previously rejected the possibility because of potential environmental effects, but now that gas is over $4.00 a gallon, they have to consider whether they want white, sandy beaches or a Hummer in the driveway. We might not be able to have both. People do not want to be told what to drive, nor do they want to be told what to eat or what doctor they must go to, generally. This last statement is directly linked to more/less government involvement.

1) Evaluate how a policy should be designed to produce desired results regarding this situation.
2) Explain how the results and recommendations of such policy analyses are used and viewed by various stakeholders.
3) Evaluate factors and conditions that influence policy utilization

* Please note that the statements above are not editorializing; I am merely offering a very controversial, real-life concern for your real-life analysis as a public administrator

OBJECTIVES

? Evaluate how policies are designed to produce desired results.
? Explain how the results and recommendations of policy analyses are used by various stake-holders.
? Evaluate factors and conditions that influence policy utilization.

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The response address the queries posted in 550 words with references.

//Offshore drilling has been an important issue these days and designing a suitable policy is very essential. In this paper, we have discussed how a policy needs to be designed and the implementation and evaluation of the policies.//

Policy Design for Offshore Drilling

Designing a policy for offshore drilling is an intimidating task for political parties. There have been various debates over this issue in the past. People were opposed to this due to its negative impact on environment. But under the pressure of rising gasoline prices, Americans are opening up to the idea of offshore drilling, which is indicated by recent polls and surveys. An ideal policy design for offshore drilling would be one, which helps in bringing down the gasoline prices and minimize hazardous environmental impact (Rascoe, 2008). The policy makers should keep the following factors in mind while ...

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The response address the queries posted in 550 words with references.

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