University of California Transportation Center
The Smog-Reduction Road: Remote Sensing versus The Clean Air Act
- Author(s): Klein, Daniel B.
- Koskenoja, Pia Maria
- et al.
The 1990 amendments to the Clean Air Act mandated that local governments that violate federal ozone (urban smog) standards abide by a dizzying array of regulations, many of the most controversial of which--centralized state inspection and maintenance programs, carpooling requirements, zero- emission vehicle sales quotas, use of alternative fuels, and new-vehicle emission standards--are intended to control automobile emissions.