Ensuring equity in reducing regional ozone
Substantial progress has been made in improving air quality throughout the US over the last 25 years. Nonetheless, ozone nonattainment remains a concern, especially in california and the eastern US. What is especially clear fin the eastern half of the US is that the long-distance transport of ozone and its precursors from one area to another may make it impossible for some areas to meet the federal health standard by taking actions only in their jurisdiction. The air coming into some metropolitan areas already is near or above the standard, even before local pollution is added. The Ozone Transport Assessment Group (OTAG) has been established as a cooperative effort among 37 states, EPA, and many private interests to address the phenomenon of regional ozone pollution in the eastern half of the US. Discussions about how to achieve this goal also have focused on the concept of equity as a consideration in shaping the best strategy and suite of specific control programs. These discussions have been conceptual to date; no concrete definition of equity has emerged. The purpose of this paper is to suggest some key elements of what equity might mean in the OTAG context.
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- Conference: 31. intersociety energy conversion engineering conference, Washington, DC (United States), 9-14 Aug 1996; Other Information: PBD: 1996; Related Information: Is Part Of Proceedings of the 31. intersociety energy conversion engineering conference. Volume 3: Policy impacts on energy, renewable energy resources, energy systems, environmental impact; Chetty, P.R.K.; Jackson, W.D.; Dicks, E.B. [eds.]; PB: 684 p.
- Inst. of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway, NJ (United States)
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- 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; OZONE; AIR POLLUTION CONTROL; REGIONAL ANALYSIS; LONG-RANGE TRANSPORT; ECOLOGICAL CONCENTRATION; AIR POLLUTION