It is hoped that the 1990 Clean Air Act will help combat acid rain and give expanded provisions to reduce air toxics and ozone. Environmental groups and officials from many urban groups, however, note that although tail-pipe emissions have been cut, the doubling of vehicle miles traveled between 1985 and 2010, will negate this effect. Strong provisions for reformulated and oxygenated gasoline and cleaner-burning alternative fuels such as methanol and compressed natural gas are also urged. Efforts to reduce the number of cars on the road are noted. Effort in New York includes a study to determine the needed reduction in vehicle use that would attain the desired air quality standard. New York is also committed to converting city owned and licensed vehicles and private fleets to alternative fuels. States bordering on Lake Michigan are participating in a study to develop a computer model for predicting where the area's ozone comes from and where it goes, in order to aid control strategies. Efforts in Texas and Southern California are also described.

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  • Accession Number: 00497529
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1990 12:00AM