Archives Unbound: The Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990: Reduction of Acid Rain, Urban Air Pollution, and Environmental Policy
Comprising various Staff and Office files from the Bush Presidency, this collection includes incoming letters, memoranda, reports, and printed material. Letters include routine correspondence from organizations such as the Environment Defense Fund, the Clean Air Working Group, the Utility Air Regulatory Group, National Environmental Development Association, American Paper Institute/National Forest Products Association, and the National Association of Manufacturers supporting or opposing specific provisions of the CAAA. In addition, there is correspondence between the staff in the Office of the Management and Budget (OMB), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and other departments and congressional committees. Memoranda discuss the implementation and enforcement of the provisions of the CAAA; and drafts of different legislative rules responsive to CAAA, their notices in the Federal Registry, and public comments responsive to these notices. Reports comparing the House and Senate CAAA bills and the Bush administration’s proposals based on detailed side-by-side and cost analyses are also included in this collection of documents. In addition, a compilation of CAAA mandated studies and research reports from 1990, a summary of President Bush’s regulatory reform initiative, and papers on topics such as the Endangered Species Act and its economic effect, the evolution of the federal environmental policy, and climate change are included in this collection. Printed materials include news clippings, articles, and editorials from various sources such as the concerning environmental legislative proposals, President Bush’s record on the environment, government regulation, and the Competitiveness Council. Finally, this collection contains speeches delivered by President Bush, EPA Administrator, William Reilly, and the Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation, William Rosenberg, concerning the administration’s environmental agenda and press releases and fact sheets issued by the White House, the Department of the Interior, and the EPA dealing with Bush administration initiatives and accomplishments on the environment and regulatory reform.