Poisoned Places: Why Americans Still Breathe Known Hazards Decades After 'Clean Air' Law

11/16/2011 05:35 am ET
  • Jim Morris and Corbin Hiar iWatch News

The stumbling, two-decade-old war on hazardous air pollutants — declared on Nov. 15, 1990, the day President George H. W. Bush signed the Clean Air Act amendments into law — has stalled on bureaucratic dawdling, industry resistance, legal maneuvering, limited resources and politics. Untainted air for all Americans — promised by Bush — has proved elusive.

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