Teaching Case - Unocal Corp.'s SCRAP: Crushing Old Cars for Credit

Unocal Corp.'s SCRAP: Crushing Old Cars for Credit


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    Under increasing regulatory pressure to reduce air pollution emissions from its oil refineries, the southern California-based Unocal Corporation comes up with what it believes is a different approach to the same clean air goal: it begins a program to buy and scrap older cars, manufactured before stricter tailpipe emissions standards. This program design case describes Unocal's optimistic vision of its program and invites discussion as to implementation problems and complications which might ensue, how they might be nipped in the bud and, ultimately, assessment of whether such a scheme makes sense. An epilogue tracks the near-term success of the program and its influence on the 1990 Clean Air Act.

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    Publication Date: January 01, 1994
    HKS Case Number: 1258.0
    Case Author: Susan Rosegrant
    Faculty Lead: F.M. Scherer
    Pages (incl. exhibits): 16
    Setting: United States
    Language: English
    Funding Source: Unocal Corp.
    _year: Older than 2000
    _pages: 16-25
    _geography: US & Canada
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