What Price Clean Air?

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  • 54 min

A hard-hitting investigative documentary of industry efforts, in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, to weaken the Clean Air Act. The film exposed the phony claims of concern for protecting the environment by the Reagan administration, the same kind of hypocritical line fed these days to the media and the public by later White House occupants. It was not long after the first telecast of this documentary that the head of EPA of that era resigned. The Edison Electric Institute-the trade association for the electric power industry-re-edited the documentary with their own spokesman intermittently inserting their point of view. "What Price Clean Air?" was all over public TV as a nationally telecast primetime special. It clearly shows how the EPA was in league with the coal, steel and auto industries in a drive to weaken the Clean Air Act. Edison Electric Institute's unauthorized version was privately seen in a few boardrooms. Included in our film are industry and government advocates, air pollution victims and scientists trying to cope with acid rain. Filmed in the Pittsburgh PA area, Adirondack Mountains in New York, Los Angeles, Japan, Sweden, Canada and England. More at www.RichterVideos.com

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A hard-hitting investigative documentary of industry efforts, in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, to weaken the Clean Air Act. The film exposed the phony claims of concern for protecting the environment by the Reagan administration, the same kind of hypocritical line fed these days to the media and the public by later White House occupants. It was not long after the first telecast of this documentary that the head of EPA of that era resigned. The Edison Electric Institute-the trade association for the electric power industry-re-edited the documentary with their own spokesman intermittently inserting their point of view. "What Price Clean Air?" was all over public TV as a nationally telecast primetime special. It clearly shows how the EPA was in league with the coal, steel and auto industries in a drive to weaken the Clean Air Act. Edison Electric Institute's unauthorized version was privately seen in a few boardrooms. Included in our film are industry and government advocates, air pollution victims and scientists trying to cope with acid rain. Filmed in the Pittsburgh PA area, Adirondack Mountains in New York, Los Angeles, Japan, Sweden, Canada and England. More at www.RichterVideos.com
  • Runtime
    54 min