Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

An Assessment of Environmental Effects of the 2005 Mexican Automotive Decree

The authors examine the environmental effects of Mexican President Vicente Foxs 2005 Automotive Decree which allows the importation of 10- to 15-year-old used vehicles to Mexico. The authors focus on the air pollution effects in Mexican border-states resulting from the increased vehicle flow and discuss whether the decree is a net benefit or detriment to the environment. Based on their findings, the authors recommend policy options to decrease vehicle emissions in the border region.

Additional Info

  • Volume or issue no.: Public Affairs Workshop, International Issues, Public Affairs 860, taught by Clark Miller in Spring 2006
  • Author(s): Roberto A. DallAsta, Jacqueline Dullin, James W. Magua, Brooke M. Skartvedt, and Paul R. Stanchfield
  • Client Name: the Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., Office