Clean Air Act

Author: Roy S. Belden
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781570739156
Size: 52.91 MB
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An Interactive History Of The Clean Air Act

Author: Jonathan M Davidson
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0123914507
Size: 36.45 MB
Format: PDF
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The Clean Air Act of 1970 set out for the United States a basic, yet ambitious, objective to reduce pollution to levels that protect health and welfare. The Act set out state and federal regulations to limit emissions and the Environmental Protection Agency was established to help enforce the regulations. The Act has since had several amendments, notably in 1977 and 1990, and has successfully helped to increase air quality. This book reviews the history of the Clean Air Act of 1970 including the political, business, and scientific elements that went into establishing the Act, emphasizing the importance that scientific evidence played in shaping policy. The analysis then extends to examine the effects of the Act over the past forty years including the Environmental Protection Agency’s evolving role and the role of states and industry in shaping and implementing policy. Finally, the book offers best practices to guide allocation of respective government and industry roles to guide sustainable development. The history and analysis of the Clean Air Act presented in this book illustrates the centrality of scientific analysis and technological capacity in driving environmental policy development. It would be useful for policy makers, environmental scientists, and anyone interested in gaining a clearer understand of the interaction of science and policy. Offers an overview of the 1970 Clean Air Act and its subsequent effects Highlights the relationship between policy and scientific discovery Extracts lessons from the United States to apply to other policy and national contexts

The Clean Air Act Handbook

Author: Julie R. Domike
ISBN: 9781634254397
Size: 63.17 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Clean Air Act remains one of the most significant and sweeping pieces of environmental legislation in the country s history, and it continues to grow in both importance and reach. An ideal reference source for the experienced practitioner as well as a tool for the more general environmental lawyer, The Clean Air Act Handbook provides a broad and balanced perspective of the statute and the EPA s implementing regulations and policy guidance. Bringing together the knowledge of 31 private and public sector CAA practitioners, it covers the entire statute as well as the more recent amendments. This updated edition considers the controversial U.S. Supreme Court s Massachusetts v. EPA ruling and the increasing scope of the statute, including the EPA s expansive new regulatory initiatives to regulate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions."

Clearing The Air

Author: Indur M. Goklany
Publisher: Cato Institute
ISBN: 1935308777
Size: 52.47 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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America's air quality is better today than ever before in modern history and continues to steadily improve. How did this remarkable turnaround come about? Basing his conclusions on a painstaking compilation of long-term empirical data on air quality and emissions data extending from the pre- federalization era to the present (some dating back a century), Goklany challenges the orthodoxy that credits federal regulation for improving air quality. He shows that the air had been getting cleaner prior to—and probably would have continued to improve regardless of federalization. States and localities, after all, have always been engaged in a race to improve the quality of life, which means different things at different stages of economic development. Goklany’s empirical data refute once and for all the race-to-the-bottom rationale for centralized federal regulation.Moreover, technological advances and consumer preferences continue to play important roles in improving air quality. Goklany accordingly offers a regulatory reform agenda that would improve upon the economic efficiency and environmental sensitivity of air quality regulation.

Clean Water Act

Author: Joel M. Gross
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 9781614386230
Size: 34.36 MB
Format: PDF
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Presents a practice-focused guide to the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, commonly known as the Clean Water Act, the primary federal statute regulating water pollution. This book offers lawyers, government staff, consultants, and other interested individuals an overview of the CWA's complex framework of federal and state controls.

Struggling For Air

Author: Jack Lienke
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190233117
Size: 58.63 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Since the beginning of the Obama Administration, conservative politicians have railed against the President's "War on Coal." As evidence of this supposed siege, they point to a series of rules issued by the Environmental Protection Agency that aim to slash air pollution from the nation's power sector . Because coal produces far more pollution than any other major energy source, these rules are expected to further reduce its already shrinking share of the electricity market in favor of cleaner options like natural gas and solar power. But the EPA's policies are hardly the "unprecedented regulatory assault " that opponents make them out to be. Instead, they are merely the latest chapter in a multi-decade struggle to overcome a tragic flaw in our nation's most important environmental law. In 1970, Congress passed the Clean Air Act, which had the remarkably ambitious goal of eliminating essentially all air pollution that posed a threat to public health or welfare. But there was a problem: for some of the most common pollutants, Congress empowered the EPA to set emission limits only for newly constructed industrial facilities, most notably power plants. Existing plants, by contrast, would be largely exempt from direct federal regulation-a regulatory practice known as "grandfathering." What lawmakers didn't anticipate was that imposing costly requirements on new plants while giving existing ones a pass would simply encourage those old plants to stay in business much longer than originally planned. Since 1970, the core problems of U.S. environmental policy have flowed inexorably from the smokestacks of these coal-fired clunkers, which continue to pollute at far higher rates than their younger peers. In Struggling for Air, Richard L. Revesz and Jack Lienke chronicle the political compromises that gave rise to grandfathering, its deadly consequences, and the repeated attempts-by presidential administrations of both parties-to make things right.

Air Pollution Control Law

Author: Arnold W. Reitze
Publisher: Environmental Law Institute
ISBN: 9781585760275
Size: 11.98 MB
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Air Pollution Control Law provides explanation of the legislative provisions, regulatory requirements, and court decisions that comprise the body of air pollution control law.

Clean Air Act

Author: John-Mark Stensvaag
Size: 72.47 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Air Pollution Control Technology Handbook

Author: Karl B. Schnelle, Jr.
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420036432
Size: 10.99 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In the debate over pollution control, the price of pollution is a key issue. But which is more costly: clean up or prevention? From regulations to technology selection to equipment design, Air Pollution Control Technology Handbook serves as a single source of information on commonly used air pollution control technology. It covers environmental regulations and their history, process design, the cost of air pollution control equipment, and methods of designing equipment for control of gaseous pollutants and particulate matter. This book covers how to: Review alternative design methods Select methods for control Evaluate the costs of control equipment Examine equipment proposals from vendors With its comprehensive coverage of air pollution control processes, the Air Pollution Control Technology Handbook is a detailed reference for the practicing engineer who prepares the basic process engineering and cost estimation required for the design of an air pollution control system. It discusses the topics in depth so that you can apply the methods and equations presented and proceed with equipment design.