This title provides a comprehensive look at the creation, implementation, and evaluation of environmental policy, which is of particular importance in our current era of congressional gridlock, increasing partisan rhetoric, and escalating debates about federal/state relations. Now in its second edition, this volume includes updated case studies, two new chapters on food policy and natural resource policy, and revised public opinion data. With a continued focus on the front lines of environmental policy, the authors take into account the major changes in the practice of US environmental policy during the Trump administration. Providing real-life examples of how environmental policy works rather than solely discussing how congressional action produces environmental laws, the book offers a practical approach to understanding contemporary American environmental policy. It provides a detailed comprehensive approach to the environmental policy process; analyzes the efficacy of real-life case studies updated in this new edition; and offers two brand new chapters on energy and natural resources as well as food politics and policy.