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

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

The present state of knowledge on the causes and effects of acid rain is, at best, ambiguous… There is time for science to guide the public policy debate.

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National Association of Manufacturers. 1987.
350001/01/1987 | Full Details | Law(s): Clean Air Act of 1990

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