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In one case, fallout dusted the ground like snow, and residents, who were never warned of the dangers by the AEC, allowed their children to play in it and to eat it. Predictably, the cancer rate in downwind communities eventually reached epidemic proportions (see Ball 1986). As late as 1957, though, the director of the AEC argued that “if we continue to reduce the fraction [of radiation] we are willing to release, we eventually reach a cost of control [that] makes the operation prohibitive” (Ball 1986:35).

Olson 1988:690). Morrison is a potential nightmare for opponents of congressional involvement in federal administration. In dissent, Justice Antonin Scalia warned, “There are now no lines. If the removal of a prosecutor, the virtual embodiment of the power to ‘take care that the laws be faithfully executed,’ can be restricted, what officer’s removal cannot? … As far as I can discern from the Court’s opinion, it is now open season upon the President’s removal power for all executive officers” (Morrison v.

Standing alone, clean air is a policy objective that would be difficult to oppose; however, it cannot be achieved unless a great number of people take steps to reduce harmful exhaust emissions. There is little incentive (other than moral) to act individually if having the only nonpolluting car in an area is costly and contributes very little to overall air quality. By the same The Problem ◾ 21 token, if the air is already clean, individuals acting separately have little incentive not to pollute because their dirty emissions have no significant effect, and they may be able to save money by not keeping their antipollution devices in good repair.

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