American Notes: Jan 20, 1986

ACID RAIN Calling for a $5 Billion Remedy

The report was a joint U.S.-Canadian effort, but its barely diguised aim was to persuade Ronald Reagan that acid rain is a serious problem that requires immediate action, not merely more research. Reagan's repeated refusal to take any steps to curb sulfur-dioxide emissions from U.S. coal-burning factories has been a persistent source of friction between the two nations. The President and Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney agreed last winter that Drew Lewis, former U.S. Transportation Secretary, and William Davis, former premier of Ontario, should suggest a course of action before the next U.S.-Canada...

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