Clean Air Act
Enacted in 1963, the Clean Air Act has evolved from regulation of traditional air pollutants to now represent the cornerstone of US climate policy. Experts at RFF work with state and federal decisionmakers to help craft practical and effective policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Book — Apr 30, 2019
Lessons from the Clean Air Act: Building Durability and Adaptability into US Climate and Energy Policy
A book edited in part by RFF's Dallas Burtraw presents lessons from the Clean Air Act for US climate and energy policy.
Working Paper — Nov 21, 2018
Policy Evolution under the Clean Air Act
It’s effectively become impossible to amend the Clean Air Act to address climate change because of increasingly polarized policy debates and complex rules to address air pollution.
Working Paper — Sep 12, 2018
Using Satellite Data to Fill the Gaps in the US Air Pollution Monitoring Network
This paper uses new satellite data to assess fine particulate matter concentrations and finds that 24.4 million more Americans than previously thought live in counties that do not meet the annual health standard set under the Clean Air Act.
RFF Live — Jun 27, 2019
CPP vs. ACE: Evaluating the Economic and Legal Impacts
Join RFF Senior Fellow Dallas Burtraw and a panel of experts as they examine the economic and legal implications of the ACE rule.
Conferences & Panels — Jun 10, 2019
Lessons from the Clean Air Act
Join us on Monday, June 10, for the launch and discussion of a new book from the AAAS on the Clean Air Act
Workshops & Seminars — Apr 5, 2016
Politics, Power Plants, and the “War on Coal”
In their new book, Struggling for Air: Power Plants and the “War on Coal”,* Richard L. Revesz and Jack Lienke explain how the US Environmental Protection Agency’s recent restrictions on pollution from coal-fired power plants fit within the broader historical context of our nation’s five-decade struggle to achieve clean air in every American community.