The Asphalting of America: How the Government Subsidizes Highway Pollution in the Boswash Smog Bank

University of Maryland Law Forum, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 56-62, Winter 1972

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James Burke Sullivan

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Kenneth Lasson

University of Baltimore - School of Law

Date Written: Winter 1972

Abstract

This article discusses the problem of air and noise pollution caused by motor vehicles circa the time of the article's writing (1972), and the public interest in dealing with these problems, in the light of federal government's conflicting interest in creating more roads. Mentioned is the fact that construction of more highways seems to be the federal government's answer to traffic congestion, while another point of view is that more highways encourages a rise in the number of motor vehicles on those roads. The article ends with some suggestions for how to deal with these problems.

Keywords: U.S. Government, air pollution, noise pollution, highways, congestion, automobiles, cars, motor vehicles, environment, Boswash Smog Bank, social costs, highway lobby, Federal Highway Administration, DOT

JEL Classification: R40, R41, R49, L92, L98, K32, I19

Suggested Citation

Sullivan, James Burke and Lasson, Kenneth, The Asphalting of America: How the Government Subsidizes Highway Pollution in the Boswash Smog Bank (Winter 1972). University of Maryland Law Forum, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 56-62, Winter 1972, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1492766 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1492766

James Burke Sullivan

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Kenneth Lasson (Contact Author)

University of Baltimore - School of Law ( email )

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Baltimore, MD 21218
United States

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