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Environmental Law Seminar: Clean Air Act (3)

This seminar will examine air pollution law and policy under the Clean Air Act. Focusing on leading cases, it will address: EPA’s health-based National Ambient Air Quality Standards and state plans to meet those standards; EPA’s regulation of hazardous air pollutants; the federal emissions trading program to reduce acid rain; Clean Air Act permitting programs; the regulation of air pollution from cars, trucks, and other mobile sources; efforts to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions from stationary and mobile sources; administrative and judicial enforcement mechanisms, including EPA’s enforcement initiative targeting power plant emissions and citizen suits; and stratospheric ozone protection. This seminar will highlight differences between regulatory tools (e.g., health- and technology-based standards, market mechanisms, and information disclosure), issues of federalism, regional collaboration to address air pollution, the administrative process, and judicial review of agency decisions. It will cover a number of current developments. Each student will write a paper on a Clean Air Act topic. This course may satisfy the Advanced Writing Requirement. Credit/no credit option is available.

Current & Previous Instructors:
Leslie Hill; Matthew Oakes; Kim Smaczniak;

580G (CRN: )       Credits: 3
    Oakes; Smaczniak.
    Spring, 2017 (Evening).
    Thurs: 7:35-9:35  
    Room 300A/B.
    15 openings. (Limit 15).
    


Key to Codes in Course Descriptions
P: Prerequisite
C: Prerequisite or Concurrent Requirement
R: Recommended Prior or Concurrent Course

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