Acid Rain Program

Acid Rain Program came into being after the 1990 Clean Air Act, which is a United States federal law enacted by the United States Congress to control air pollution on a national level, came into being. The Acid Rain Programme is being carried out by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, with an objective to reduce overall atmospheric levels of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides, which cause acid rain in US. This programme implements the Emission Trading and targets the Coal Burning Power Plants. By Emission Trading, the programme allows the power plants whereby, each ton of sulfur dioxide emitted, is subject to a mandatory fine of $2,000.00 for each ton emitted in excess of allowances held.