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Clean Air Act

The Clean Air Act is one of the most comprehensive modern U.S. pollution laws.  It regulates emissions from vehicles and stationary facilities through several different programs aimed at reducing air pollution and improving air quality.  It does so through several separate regulatory programs aimed at specific sources or pollutants or both.  The Clean Air Act is a complicated, fascinating, and increasingly important law to explore.  This course will cover the major parts of the Clean Air Act, including the national ambient air quality standards, programs to regulate emissions from stationary sources, and programs to regulate emissions from vehicles.  

This class will be evaluated based on regular quizzes, class participation, and a final exam. The class evaluation may include a short paper or in-class simulation.