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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.

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