Inadequate air quality

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Problem Components
Policy issue area: Cities/regions
Policy issue: Environment
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: -
Solution Components
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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