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Main Title Don't breathe the air : air pollution and U.S. environmental politics, 1945-1970 /
Author Dewey, Scott Hamilton.
Publisher Texas A & M University Press,
Year Published 2000
OCLC Number 42968130
ISBN 0585376867; 9780585376868; 0890969140; 9780890969144
Subjects Air--Pollution--United States--History ; Environmentalism--United States--History ; Environmental policy--United States--History ; Luftverschmutzung ; USA
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAM  TD883.2.D48 2000 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 11/02/2001
EJCM  AIR POLLUTION LAW Law Library/Washington,DC 07/05/2002
EKAM  TD883.2.D48 2000 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 07/07/2021
Edition 1st ed.
Collation 10, 321 pages ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-307) and index.
Contents Notes
Introduction -- Recurring cycles: a brief history of air pollution and control efforts in Britain and the United States before 1945 -- Trouble in paradise: the discovery of smog -- Smog town vs. the motor city: taming the automobile -- Folklore: the public confronts smog -- Reinventing the wheel: air pollution control policy in New York City, 1945-70 -- A fight to the finish: the publics crusade against air pollution -- Jersey: the interstate dilemma -- The fickle finger of phosphate: industrial air pollution in rural central Florida -- Conference, conciliation, and persuasion: public anger, official inaction -- The perils of federalism: the intrastate dilemma -- The three-thousand-mile-long sewer: air pollution as a national problem. "In Don't Breathe the Air, Scott Hamilton Dewey traces the history of air pollution control efforts, focusing on the decade of the sixties, and describes how local efforts helped create both the modern environmental movement and federal environmental policy."--Jacket.