California Sea Grant College Program
Cross-Media Pollution and Common Agency
- Author(s): Dumas, Christopher F.
- et al.
The United States expends significant economic resources in its efforts to control pollution. For example, in 1993 alone U.S. industries spent $26.4 billion to reduce pollution (U.S. Department of Commerce 1993): this figure does not include additional billions spent by federal, state and local governments on pollution control activities (Office of Management and Budget 1994).