|Policy issue area:||Cities/regions|
|Description:||Continuing air pollution.|
|Symptoms:||Increases in the number of permanent illnesses and premature deaths resulting from lung disease and cancer; harmful effects on crops and forests.|
|Causes:||Inadequately controlled industrial and transportation activities.|
|Cost of problem:||-|
|Resources:||Federal, state and local governments; universities and research institutes; manufacturers of anti-pollution devices.|
|Goal:||Reduce existing levels of air pollution to minimum standards.|
|Program area:||Ecological development|
|Program-remedy:||1. Simplify and strengthen the Clean Air Act
2. Provide increased funding to the Environment Protection Agency.
|Program-prevent:||1. Simplify, and enforce vigorously, the Clean Air Act
2. Continue development of non-polluting cars and other fuel burning devices.
|Cost of program:||-|
|Beneficiaries:||Residents of urban areas; farmers; lumber industry.|
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