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The Political Economy of Acid Rain

@article{Meyer1987ThePE,
  title={The Political Economy of Acid Rain},
  author={Richard W. Meyer and Bruce Yandle},
  journal={Cato Journal},
  year={1987},
  volume={7},
  pages={527-545}
}
Although the relationship is certainly controversial, acid rain is a story about sulfur dioxide (SO2).’ The story begins with fossil fuel. Combustion in fossil fuel-fired power plants and chemical processes in other industries generate vast quantities of oxides of oxygen that generally are emitted to the environment as waste. In the case of sulfur dioxide, emissions may be dispersed as far as several hundred miles from the source and along the way become dissolved in atmospheric moisture… Expand

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