The overwhelming case for Clean Air Act reform

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  • Congress designed the current CAA around two fundamental misunderstandings about air pollution.

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  • The current CAA hinders further attempts at emissions reductions.

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Abstract:

Congress designed the current CAA around two fundamental misunderstandings about air pollution, misunderstandings that make the statute clumsy and that hinder further attempts at emissions reductions. The authors describe a new approach that could solve these problems and allow Congress to dramatically streamline the CAA. They conclude with a word on GHG control.

Bill Pedersen is Of Counsel to the law firm of Perkins Coie. David Schoenbrod is Trustee Professor of Law at New York Law School and a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.

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