Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project: Interview with David Thorton
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Thornton is a native of Texarkana, Texas. He received his undergraduate degree at Texas Christian University and was working on a graduate degree in environmental engineering at the University of Minnesota at the time of the interview. He conducted acid rain research for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and was chief of program development and air analysis for the agency's division of air quality. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Acid rain research and Minnesota acid rain standards; working with Canada and other states on acid rain issues; state vs. federal concerns; acid rain damage; expense to clean up and control; carbon monoxide problems in Minnesota; role of and issues regarding vehicle inspection; air toxins program; use of municipal incinerators; role of EPA and state; EPA standards vs. state standards; changes in Minnesota's air quality regulations; indoor air as a future air quality concern; and the role of the PCA.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
19 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 60 minutes length
Creation Interviewer: Robertson, Margaret A.
Interviewee: Thorton, David
Dates Creation: 04/11/1988
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 58
Accession Number AV1988.99.28
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project'

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