Acid Rain – An Update
While trying to figure out how to make the RSS thing work I stumbled upon “The Adirondack Almanack” (sic) and an interesting article reminding us that George H.W. Bush was instrumental in bringing the 1990 Amendments to the Clean Air Act to fruition. A short summary of the Amendments from the EPA says that “in June 1989 President Bush proposed sweeping revisions to the Clean Air Act . . . designed to curb . . . acid rain, urban air pollution, and toxic air emissions”. The bills were overwhelmingly passed in the House (401 – 21) and in the Senate (89 – 11). My specific interest here lies in the terrible damage that acid rain has done to all living creatures in the Adirondacks. The water becomes too acidic for the fish to live, the trees are killed, and it’s not good for people either.
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