Acid Rain: New Approach to Old Problem


As the United States sails toward the 21st century, it is setting a new course on acid rain—the deadly precipitation that results from airborne pollutants. Last November, President Bush signed into law a Clean Air Act that offers industries financial incentives to reduce the emissions that cause acid rain. Industry officials and environmentalists are closely watching to see how this market-based approach works, because it may be useful in attacking other environmental problems.

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