Rethinking the Clean Air Act Amendments

Policy Backgrounders | Energy and Natural Resources

No. 107
Tuesday, October 16, 1990
by Kent Jeffreys

The Clean Air Act was passed in 1970 and has been amended on several occasions.  Recent amendments proposed by President Bush have been so altered in the Senate and the House of Representatives that they now risk a presidential veto.  These altered proposals would create costly burdens for consumers, workers and industry in an effort to reduce acid rain, and ozone pollution, emissions from automobiles, and toxic chemicals.

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