We feel that the new plant should have equipment installed to abate pollution that meets and exceeds the established standards. If I recognize what you are driving at, company XYZ could come out with a piece of equipment that could be extremely expensive that would eliminate all pollution whatsoever and if I were to agree with your question, that would mean that all of your industry would then have to buy that piece of equipment from company XYZ with the basis against all other companies that are producing pollution equipment. I don’t think that is the objective of free enterprise.
Statement of Donald R. Talbot, The National Association of Manufacturers, pgs 380-401, esp. 386, in “Water Pollution—1970 (Part 1),” Hearings, Subcommittee on Air and Water Pollution of the Senate Committee on Public Works, April 20, 21, and 27, 1970.