Grandfather's Last Days?: Voluntary Permits and Economically Sustainable Air Quality in Texas
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Daunting air quality problems in Texas have brought state government under increasing public pressure to enact strict controls on air emissions. The Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission (TNRCC) launched a voluntary emissions reduction (VERPs) program to encourage plants to reduce their emissions. If the program does not produce significant reductions, the legislature will likely subject these plants to strict standards.