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Stratospheric Ozone Depletion: Methyl Bromide Control Measures
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Air Quality: Impacts of Trip Reduction Programs on States and Affected Employers
This report discusses employer trip reduction (ETR) programs, which would require large employers to implement certain transportation control measures as part of a national effort to combat air pollution, largely as a direct result of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs45/
Ethanol and Clean Air: The "Reg-Neg" Controversy and Subsequent Events
The Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA), enacted in 1990, called for cleaner automotive fuels in order to upgrade air quality. This appeared to provide new market potential for ethanol, which is obtained from corn grown in the midwestern United States, and which is already in large-scale use in a blend of ten percent ethanol to ninety percent gasoline. The CAAA left specific details of the clean fuels program to be worked out by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in consultation with the interested parties. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs44/
Acoustic Thermometry of Ocean Climate: Marine Mammal Issues
After global warming became a concern in the mid-1950s, researchers proposed measuring deep ocean temperatures to reveal any significant trends in core ocean warming. Acoustic thermometry can detect changes in ocean temperature by receiving low-frequency sounds transmitted across an ocean basin because the speed of sound is proportional to water temperature. Acoustic Thermometry of Ocean Climate, or ATOC, is an international program involving 11 institutions in seven nations. It is designed as a 30-month "proof-of-concept" project to provide data on possible global climate change, with funding provided by the U.S. Department of Defense. A debate has arisen over ATOC's impact on marine mammals versus the benefits of better global warming information derived from ATOC. This report dicusses the ATOC program and related concerns. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs176/
California Air Quality FIP - A Fact Sheet
On April 10, 1995, President Clinton signed P.L. 104-6, which contained a provision that rescinds the Federal air quality implementation plan (FIP) for the South Coast, Ventura, and Sacramento areas of California.(1) As a result, the FIP issued by EPA has no further force and effect, and California will continue pursuing approval of its own State implementation plan (SIP) in lieu of the FIP. Promulgation of the FIP was perceived by some within the State as having a detrimental effect on California's industries and economy resulting from costly and burdensome air pollution control measures contained in the plan. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs175/
Global Climate Change: Adequacy of Commitments Under the U.N. Framework Convention and the Berlin Mandate
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A Clean Air Option: Cash for Clunkers
The Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 encourage states to pursue market-based approaches to improve air quality. An Accelerated Vehicle Retirement (AVR) program, commonly referred to as "Cash for Clunkers," is designed to provide an economic incentive for the owners of highly polluting vehicles to retire their automobiles permanently from use and to provide greater flexibility for private industry to reduce emissions by sponsoring such a program. The implementation of AVR programs can be controversial. This report discusses the AVR program debate and includes information on completed AVR pilot projects in selected states. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs287/
Nitrogen Oxides and Electric Utilities: Revising the NSPS
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Global Climate Change Treaty: Negotiations and Related Issues
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Air Quality Standards: The Decisionmaking Process
The decisions by the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1997 to revise the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone and particulate matter refocused attention on the criteria and the process by which these decisions are made Tracing the steps of the decision pieces, this report identifies the statutory criteria established by the Congress and summarizes the administrative procedures the Agency follows in setting these standards and in reviewing them every 5 years. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs521/
Global Climate Change: The Role of U.S. Foreign Assistance
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Air Quality: EPA's Proposed New Ozone and Particulate Matter Standards
This report discusses the contentious issue of enforcing stringent national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for ozone and particulate matter (PM), the opponents of which decry as harmful to the economy. The report discusses actions undertaken by the EPA, President Clinton's support of the NAAQSs, and the criticisms of opponents. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs384/
Air Quality and the New Ozone NAAQS: The OTAG Process
The Ozone Transport Assessment Group (OTAG) represented a cooperative effort between states, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and numerous stakeholders to address teh complex issue of ozone transport. However, opponents of the new ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) argue that the OTAG recommendations are far too vague and ambiguous to be cited by EPA as a basis for implementation. This report provides background on the effort, and summarizes OTAG's assessment and recommendations. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs522/
Global Climate Change: The Energy Tax Incentives in the President's FY2000 Budget
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Global Climate Change: The Energy Tax Incentives in the President's FY1999 Budget
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Global Climate Change Treaty: The Kyoto Protocol
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Global Climate Change Treaty: The Kyoto Protocol
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Global Climate Change: Reducing Greenhouse Gases - How Much from What Baseline?
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Global Climate Change: U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions - Status, Trends, and Projections
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Global Climate Change: Selected Legal Questions About the Kyoto Protocol
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Global Climate Change: U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions - Status, Trends, and Projections
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Global Climate Change: Selected Legal Questions About the Kyoto Protocol
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Global Climate Change: Selected Legal Questions About the Kyoto Protocol
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Global Climate Change: Selected Legal Questions About the Kyoto Protocol
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Global Climate Change: A Concise History of Negotiations and Chronology of Major Activities Preceding the 1992 U.N. Framework Convention
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Global Climate Change: Congressional Concern About "Back Door" Implementation of the 1997 U.N. Kyoto Protocol
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Global Climate Change
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Global Climate Change: Three Policy Perspectives
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Global Climate Change
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Global Climate Change
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Global Climate Change
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Global Climate Change
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Global Climate Change
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Global Climate Change
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Global Climate Change
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Global Climate Change
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Global Climate Change
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Global Climate Change
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Global Climate Change
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Global Climate Change
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Global Climate Change
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Global Climate Change
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Global Climate Change
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Stratospheric Ozone Depletion: Regulatory Issues
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Implementing Acid Rain Legislation
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Implementing Acid Rain Legislation
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Stratospheric Ozone Depletion: Implementation Issues
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Global Climate Change: Market-Based Strategies to Reduce Greenhouse Gases
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Global Climate Change: Market-Based Strategies to Reduce Greenhouse Gases
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Global Climate Change: Market-Based Strategies to Reduce Greenhouse Gases
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