Cutting Air Pollution Could Save Calif. $28B

Law360 (November 14, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A new study has found that air pollution costs California nearly $28 billion each year, a cost researchers say could be avoided by meeting federal air standards.

Jane V. Hall and Victor Brajer, professors at California State University, Fullerton, and Frederick W. Lurmann, manager of exposure assessment studies at Sonoma Technology Inc., said in their study that achieving federal clean air standards would save billions of dollars and protect Californians from life-threatening pollution.

The research, conducted by the economics and environmental studies departments at Cal State...
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