The author discusses the role of the Federal government in environmental protection in the troubled cities of the seventies. He comments on the gap between lofty Federal goals for public transportation and the cities and the lack of legislation to implement these goals. Action needs to be taken to stop the destructive pattern of proposing goals and objectives on the one hand and then defeating them on the other. While legislation lags behind public need, it is possible to do the best with what is available. Civil engineering can play an important part in this. The author uses Chicago an an example and sites environmental improvements at their Central Water Filtration Plant, parks, Northwest Incinerator and O'Hare airport.

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  • Pagination: p. 1-10

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  • Accession Number: 00265162
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1975 12:00AM