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.
Climate and energy policy needs to be durable and flexible to be successful, but these two concepts often seem to be in opposition. One venerable institution where both ideas are apparent is the Clean Air Act, first passed by the United States Congress in 1963, with amendments in 1970 and 1990. The Act is a living institution that has been hugely successful in improving the environment. It has programs that reach across the entire economy, regulating various sectors and pollutants in different ways. This illuminating book examines these successes - and failures - with the aim to offer lessons for future climate and energy policymaking in the US at the federal and state level. It provides critical information to legislators, regulators, and scholars interested in understanding environmental policymaking.
Conferences — Jun 10, 2019
Lessons from the Clean Air Act
A symposium on the lessons learned from the Clean Air Act
Resources Radio — Jan 10, 2023
Does Cap and Trade Exacerbate Environmental Injustice in California?, with Danae Hernández-Cortés
Danae Hernández-Cortés discusses how California’s cap-and-trade program affects levels of air pollution in environmental justice communities.
Resources Magazine — Oct 19, 2022
Air Pollution Exposure in New York City Schools
Beia Spiller discusses how community-engaged research produces new knowledge, informs policymaking, and benefits communities that are engaged in the research.
On the Issues — Oct 7, 2022
On the Issues: International Trade, World Carbon Pricing Database, and More
A biweekly newsletter connecting global current events, pressing climate and energy policy news, and economics research from RFF scholars. This week: international trade, World Carbon Pricing Database, and more.