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FROM VOLUME 2, NUMBER 5, MAY 1989
REACTION TO EPA POLICY REPORT
A subcommittee of the Science
Advisory Board (SAB) of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has completed
its review of the agency's recently released draft report Policy Options for
Stabilizing Global Climate. (See Global Climate Change Digest, NEWS,
Apr. 1989.) According to an article in Greenhouse Effects Report (p. 29,
Apr.) the Global Climate Change Subcommittee, chaired by Warner North of
Decision Focus Inc., recommended that EPA include cost estimates for the policy
options outlined. It commended EPA's contributions on a difficult topic, but
feels the report does not yet address the explicit mandate from Congress to
suggest policies that will stabilize climate change. The subcommittee assessment
will be available soon from the SAB staff office (A101F, U.S. EPA, Washington DC
20460; 202-382-2552). Recent articles on the policy report itself appeared in
Science (pp. 1544-1545, Mar. 24, 1989) and Chem. Eng. News (pp.
22-23, Mar. 27).
A similar response from Congressional Representative Phil Sharp, a Democrat
from Indiana who chairs the House Energy and Commerce Committee, was reported by
Inside EPA (p. 4, Apr. 21). Sharp has urged EPA to issue a follow-up
report containing cost and implementation information on alternative policies.
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