air pollution, sustainable development, agenda 21, fossil fuels, rio declaration, earth summit
This book chapter reviews United States efforts to comply with Agenda 21's prescriptions germane to air quality over the last five years and to meet the goals in the Rio Declaration. It concludes that the United States has improved air quality over the last five years, but that the United States has failed to meet the ambitious goals suggested by the Rio Declaration. The paper recommends that the United States move toward a phaseout of fossil fuels, better support advanced technology, and improve monitoring and enforcement.
Driesen, David M., "Sustainable Development and Air Quality: The Need to Replace Basic Technologies with Cleaner Alternatives" (2008). College of Law Faculty Scholarship. 40.
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