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What Price Clean Air?

Clean air v. industry profits and the White House.

Overview

Genre
Investigation, Contemporary Issues, Science, Environment, and Politics
Synopsis

A hard-hitting investigative documentary of auto, coal and steel 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 to the media and the public by the Trump and Bush White House. It was not long after telecast of this documentary that the head of EPA of that era resigned.

Treatment
Show treatment
Stage
finished
Running time
56 minutes

Credits

  • Robert Richter ... Producer, Director, Writer
  • Jackie Leopold ... Assoc. Producer
  • Burleigh Wartes ... Cinematographer
  • Sidney Reichman ... Addl. Cinematography
  • Robert Achs ... Addl. Cinematography
  • Judith Sobol ... Editor

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Richter Productions
Country
United States
Years of Production
1981-2
Locations
Pittsburgh PA area, Los Angeles, Japan, Sweden, Canada and England.

Distribution Details

Release year
1982
Awards
National Emmy finalist for investigative documentaries
Broadcast (Acq.)
PBS ran What Price Clean Air in From Crisis to Crisis, its first series of independent documentaries.
Language
English
Subtitles
English Subtitles

Photos

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