Policy Monitor: Regulation and Progress Under the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments

Posted: 25 Jan 2010

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Bryan J. Hubbell

U.S. EPA

Richard V. Crume

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Dale M. Evarts

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Jeff M. Cohen

Government of the United States of America - Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Date Written: Winter 2010

Abstract

The management of air quality in the United States has evolved into a sophisticated array of rules, strategies, and initiatives since the landmark Clean Air Act (CAA) legislation of 1970 and the subsequent creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In particular, the CAA Amendments of 1990 introduced several new programs that have substantially reshaped the nation's approach to air pollution control. This article describes the 1990 CAA Amendments, regulations issued by EPA following their passage, progress made in air quality management in the nearly twenty years since their enactment, and the likely future direction of U.S. air quality management programs at the federal level.

Keywords: Q52, Q53, Q58

Suggested Citation

Hubbell, Bryan J. and Crume, Richard V. and Evarts, Dale M. and Cohen, Jeff M., Policy Monitor: Regulation and Progress Under the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments (Winter 2010). Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, Vol. 4, Issue 1, pp. 122-138, 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1541032 or http://dx.doi.org/rep019

Bryan J. Hubbell (Contact Author)

U.S. EPA ( email )

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Richard V. Crume

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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Dale M. Evarts

affiliation not provided to SSRN

No Address Available

Jeff M. Cohen

Government of the United States of America - Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ( email )

Ariel Rios Building
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20460
United States

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