Though business was dampened by the recession and the Gulf conflict, the environmental industry expanded rapidly in 1990. According to Environmental Business Journal, revenues for environmental products and services reached $132 billion last year, up 12 percent from 1989. The San Diego-based publication projects another 11 percent increase to $146 billion this year.

Increasing enforcement of the growing number of environmental regulations kept most environmental markets from stalling, the trade publication says.

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