Environment: Putting on Brakes?

Hawaii may seem a pristine chain of islands to tourists, but parts of Oahu Island are almost as densely populated as New York City. With 501,000 licensed motorists among its 770,000 inhabitants, the island is rapidly becoming a little Los Angeles—complete with photochemical smog. In an effort to stop the increasing pollution, Governor John A. Burns has signed into law a bill that creates a transportation control commission empowered to recommend limits on the number of cars in the state.

The law is expected to be challenged in the courts. But State Senator Nadao Yoshinaga, who drafted the bill, argues: "I am...

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