Air Quality Management in the United States
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The implementation of air quality regulations should be less bureaucratic -- with more emphasis on results than process -- and should be designed to protect ecosystems as well as people. The report recommends that The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) use an approach to target groups of pollutants instead of individual ones and that revised or new regulations also should consider how air pollution travels from state to state and across international borders. In addition, improved tracking of emissions is needed to accurately assess what populations are at the highest risk of health problems from pollution and to better measure the progress of pollution-control strategies.

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  • Environment and Environmental Studies — Air Quality
  • Transportation — Policy
  • Environment and Environmental Studies — Pollution Prevention

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426 pages | 6x9
Hardcover
ISBN: 978-0-309-08932-6
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National Research Council. Air Quality Management in the United States. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2004.

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