Air pollution

It's your call

March 08, 1991

State officials say Maryland needs tougher motor vehicle pollution standards than federal law requires to eliminate the smog that plagues the Baltimore and Washington areas every summer.

Of 330 Evening Sun readers and other callers to SUNDIAL yesterday, 179, or 54 percent, favor tougher standards for auto emissions, and 151, or 45 percent, oppose tougher standards.

Of 333 callers, 152, or 45 percent, would be willing to pay more for an auto that meets tougher auto-emissions standards, and 181, or 54 percent, would not be willing to pay more.

"It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically, as would be done in a scientific public opinion poll.

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