THE AUTOMOBILE AND THE REGULATION OF SOME OF ITS NON-EXHAUST IMPACTS ON THE ENVIRONMENT

The automobile is the mainstay of the American economy. Its side effects,however, have caused concern in the areas of the economy, environment and energy, air pollution is an obvious effect but other kinds of pollution need attention too. Noise from automobiles is a form of environmental disruption. Legislatures should take steps to enact and enforce noise performance standards. The disposal of crankcase oil creates water pollution because of its additives and because the oil coats the surface. Research programs should be established under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to find better means of disposal. Junk car disposal is a solid waste problem, while most cars are disposed of in junkyards some are abandoned on private property. Problems of regulation and future regulations for automobile related environmental dilemmas are dealt with in a study by the Legislative Drafting Research Fund called " The Automobile and the Regulation of its Impact on the Environment."

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    Columbia Law School

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  • Authors:
    • GRAD, F
    • ROSENTHAL, A J
    • Hsia, R
    • Munzer, S R
    • Schwarcz, S L
  • Publication Date: 1975-3

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  • Accession Number: 00126959
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: NSF-ERP71-01870
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 14 1976 12:00AM