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Economics, Technology, and the Clean Air Amendments of 1970: The First Six Years

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dc.contributor.author Kramer, Bruce M.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-26T16:23:16Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-26T16:23:16Z
dc.date.issued 1976
dc.identifier.citation 6 Ecology L.Q. 161 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10601/1561
dc.description.abstract The 1970 Clean Air Act set a three year deadline for achieving primary ambient air quality standards which Congress designed to protect public health even at great economic cost. Yet it took more than five years simply to resolve in the courts the Environmental Protection Agency's limited responsibility to weigh the economic, technological, and social feasibility of the measures polluters must take to meet these standards. In this article, Professor Kramer outlines the legislative responsibility for balancing the competing interests involved in the Clean Air Act and then examines the overall policy balance struck by Congress. The bulk of this article considers the controversies raging over the balancing of economic, technological, and social feasibility factors in each of five programs under the Clean Air Act.
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Ecology Law Quarterly
dc.relation.uri http://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/eclawq6&id=171&collection=journals&index=journals/eclawq
dc.subject Economics en_US
dc.subject Technology en_US
dc.subject Clean Amendments of 1970 en_US
dc.title Economics, Technology, and the Clean Air Amendments of 1970: The First Six Years en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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