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CHAPTER 21 Environmental Policy IMPORTANT TERMS *acid rain Rain, snow, or dust particles containing sulfuric (or nitric) acid which fall onto land. One source is from burning fuel, especially coal, with a high-sulfur content. The problem is most critical in the midwestern and Great Lakes region, where steel mills and power plants emit sulfuric fumes that are carried eastward by prevailing winds. Acid rain is blamed for turning many lakes in the eastern United States and Canada acidic as well as for killing forests. *bubble standard An incentive devised by the Environmental Protection Agency to replace some rules. It refers to the total amount of air pollution which can come from a given factory. A company is free to decide which specific sources of pollution within the factory must be reduced and how to meet the standard.
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Clean Air Act A federal statute passed in 1970 which imposed tough restrictions on the amount of pollutants emitted by automobile tail pipes. A second provision required
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2009 for the course GOVT 32 taught by Professor Lind during the Spring '09 term at École Normale Supérieure.

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