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Title: Why business wants the Clean Air Act changed

New legislation to modify the Clean Air Act is designed to eliminate the cumbersome requirements that constrain economic growth without lowering present air standards. Environmentalists reject the Luken bill, however, in favor of only fine-tuning the existing Clean Air Act. Ignorance of how the complicated Act works has hampered its implementation by industry. The two sides appear irreconcilable as the debate focuses on the tradeoffs of jobs versus air quality. The Luken bill would ease auto emission requirements enough to lower car prices and reduce unemployment. Environmentalists challenge that claim and seek to tighten specific controls that will reduce the effects of acid rain. President Reagan favors the Luken bill, but political considerations will probably keep the battle concentrated in the House committee. Industry leaders are counting on public pressure to improve both the Act and the economy. (DCK)
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5085096
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Nation's Bus.; (United States); Journal Volume: 70:6
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; AIR QUALITY; ECONOMICS; CLEAN AIR ACT; AMENDMENTS; ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY; ADVERSARIES; ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY; GOVERNMENT POLICIES; LAWS; POLLUTION LAWS 290300* -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Environment, Health, & Safety; 500600 -- Environment, Atmospheric-- Regulations-- (-1989)