Clean Air Act of 1990 Quotes

The Clean Air Act's Unduly stringent and extremely costly provisions could seriously threaten this nation's economic expansion.

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Letter written by Milton Friedman and James Buchanan, From the Wall Street Journal.
10/19/1990 | Full Details | Law(s): Clean Air Act of 1990

The technology to meet these standards simply does not exist today…[and we predict] major supply disruptions.

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Mobil, House Committee on Energy and Commerce. October, 1990.
350510/01/1990 | Full Details | Law(s): Clean Air Act of 1990

The Chamber said that the proposed legislation would [Amending the Clean Air Act would ] vastly increase the cost and complexity [of the law by more than $20 billion a year]

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Chamber of Commerce opposes the 1990 amendments to the Clean Air Act.
397708/23/1990 | Full Details | Law(s): Clean Air Act of 1990

[Further decreasing auto emissions] is not feasible or necessary and that congressional dictates to do so would be financially ruinous.

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Anonymous auto industry executves. BLIND SPOT: THE BIG THREE’S ATTACK ON THE GLOBAL WARMING TREATY, The Environmental Working Group
350103/26/1990 | Full Details | Law(s): Clean Air Act of 1990

[We are] certain [that] the large installed inventory which we depend upon in this country cannot survive. … We will see shutdowns of refrigeration equipment in supermarkets. … We will see shutdowns of chiller machines, which cool our large office buildings, our hotels, and hospitals.

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The Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute, House Committee on Energy and Commerce. January, 1990.
350401/01/1990 | Full Details | Law(s): Clean Air Act of 1990

This study leaves little doubt that a minimum of 200,000 (plus) jobs will be quickly lost, with plants closing in dozens of states. This number could easily exceed 1 million jobs-and even 2 million jobs--at the more extreme assumptions about residual risk.

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The U.S. Business Roundtable, cited in NRDC Blog, 1990
349801/01/1990 | Full Details | Law(s): Clean Air Act of 1990

In January 1990, the DuPont Company testified that accelerating the phase-out of ozone-depleting CFCs to July 1, 1996, would cause ‘severe economic and social disruption.’

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The DuPont Chemical Company, Testimony, House Committee on Energy and Commerce. January 1990.
350301/01/1990 | Full Details | Law(s): Clean Air Act of 1990

We just don't have the technology to comply [with Clean Air Act regulations]….[not even with] technology on the horizon.

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Ford Motor Company, Testimony, House Committee on Energy and Commerce. May 1989.
350205/01/1989 | Full Details | Law(s): Clean Air Act of 1990

The effects include serious long-term losses in domestic output and employment, heavy cost burdens on manufacturing industries, and a resultant gradual contraction of the entire industrial base. The irony of this bleak scenario is that these economic hardships are borne with no real assurance they would be balanced by a cleaner, healthier environment.

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The National Association of Manufacturers, The New Republic, 1987
349701/01/1987 | Full Details | Law(s): Clean Air Act of 1990

Initiatives such as the acid rain legislation would, in this respect, achieve only the dubious distinction of moving the United States towards the status of a second-class industrial power by the end of the century.

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National Association of Manufacturers. 1987
349901/01/1987 | Full Details | Law(s): Clean Air Act of 1990

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