Half of Americans live in areas that fail to meet Federal clean-air standards. The major culprit: the automobile. Driving causes more of the world's air pollution than any other human activity. For more than 20 years the Federal Government has tried to remedy the air-pollution problem by clamping down on auto emissions. Required by law, automakers produced cleaner engines and added emission-control systems to their cars. Since the air is still dirty, attention has turned to a different technological fix: the use of cleaner-burning alternative fuels. This report discusses the economic and environmental trade-offs likely if the switch to new fuels comes to pass.

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    Consumers Union of United States, Incorporated

    256 Washington Street
    Mount Vernon, NY  United States  10550
  • Publication Date: 1990-1

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  • Accession Number: 00497126
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: pp11-15
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1990 12:00AM