Environmental-Energy Policies and Automotive Pollution

Frank J. Cesario

DOI: 10.2190/7MJV-P8RC-KVXW-R00H


After delineating the areas of potential conflict between environmental conservation and energy conservation policies, this paper examines the air quality implications of alternative environmental/energy policy scenarios with particular reference to five urban regions of New York State. In this analysis it is presumed that energy conservation policies will serve to limit the amount of fuels available for private transportation, while the environmental policies considered are those that serve to roll back Clean Air Act air quality standards beyond 1976. It is shown that due to the interdependent nature of environmental and energy conservation objectives, policies in these two areas of concern should be developed conjointly.

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