The Public's Role in the Automobile Exhaust Emissions Program 660103
This paper discusses the California effort to control emissions from motor vehicles. It emphasizes the cooperative efforts of a public body and private industry acting to speed progress in this new field of endeavor. It also reviews public reactions to control of all sources of air pollution, including automobile exhaust emissions. Reactions are described as those based on fact, and others based on emotionally inspired fancy. The relationship between those public reactions and the technical developments are discussed, utilizing California's experience. This paper explores the future role of the public, as represented by legislators, and administrators in the control of emissions from motor vehicles.