Increased Range of Response

Ashby's Law of Requisite Variety dictates that systems thrive when they have more, and more varied, response options [96,97]. As described above, statutes and arcane, complex political processes often constrain the U.S. regulatory system, including federal, state, and local branches. Shifting the locus of system control to smaller, individual entities allows more rapid and more innovative responses. Including public stakeholders in designing and implementing an EMS can also increase the availability of new ideas and perspectives. The result might resemble what Spath [29] calls the "Jazz scenario," in which all environmental actors improvise but play from the same sheet of music: "complex, not complicated" [98].

Negotiating Essentials

Negotiating Essentials

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