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Financial Incentives and Pollution Control: A Case Study
Confronted with shortages of low-sulfur content residual fuel oil, several air-pollution-control authorities in the northeastern states were forced to relax air-quality standards during the winters of 1972-73 and 1973-74. The authorities did so by granting variances to their sulfur-content standards for residual fuel oil. The characteristics of these variances provide the social test-tube for this analysis. The report examines alternative policies such as direct regulation, fuel-oil surcharges, emission taxes and quantity control.
4. Economic Incentives and Other Innovative Approaches
4. Economic Incentives and Other Innovative Approaches - Pollution Fees/Charges/TaxesEnvironmental Media:
a. Air - Stationary Source
a. Air - TroposphericAuthors:
Ferrar, Terry A.
Brownstein, Alan B.
Simpson, John D.
Streiter, SallyEPA Project Officer/ Manager:Geographic Area:Study Purpose:
Empirical Application, Policy Evaluation
- Participating Organizations
Pennsylvania State University, Center for the Study of Environmental Policy Address: 401 grange Building
City: University Park State: PA ZIP: 16802
Environmental Protection Agency,
Office of Research and Development, Washington Environmental Research Center
City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20460
- Report Details
FinalDate: 04/01/1975Number of Pages: 59EPA #:
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