Observations on the Environmental Protection Agency's Budget Request for Fiscal Year 1991
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC RESOURCES COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIV
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Public opinion polls consistently identify protection of the environment as one of the nations top priorities. In part, this concern is prompted by the tremendous costs the nation has had to pay to clean up the environment as well as by its inability to rectify past problems, much less deal effectively with emerging pollution issues. Over the last 20 years, the United States industry, the federal government, states, and localities has invested some 700 billion in pollution control it currently spends close to 90 billion a year, or about 2 percent of its gross national product, to correct and prevent environmental problems.
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