Regulating Climate: What Role for the Clean Air Act?

5 Pages Posted: 26 Aug 2009  

Brigham Daniels

Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School

Hannah Polikov

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Tim Profeta

Duke University - Nicholas School for the Environment

James E. Salzman

University of California, Santa Barbara - Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management; University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law

Date Written: August 24, 2009

Abstract

While the Obama administration has made climate change a priority and the House of Representatives has passed a bill, it remains uncertain when or if the Senate will act on this issue, much less what final legislation might be signed. Until then, the Clean Air Act (CAA) remains the law of the land. In light of the CAA's central role in addressing climate change over at least the near term and perhaps far longer, on March 26, 2009, a group of the nation’s leading CAA experts gathered at Duke University to focus specifically on how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could or should use the CAA to reduce the nation’s greenhouse gases (GHGs). This short article highlights the major points debated during the day-long conference and provides insights into the factors EPA will need to consider as it moves forward with crafting GHG regulations under Title I and Title II of the CAA.

Keywords: endangerment finding, greenhouse gases, climate change, EPA

Suggested Citation

Daniels, Brigham and Polikov, Hannah and Profeta, Tim and Salzman, James E., Regulating Climate: What Role for the Clean Air Act? (August 24, 2009). Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 39, September, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1460886

Brigham Daniels (Contact Author)

Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School ( email )

410 JRCB
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602
United States

Hannah Polikov

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Tim Profeta

Duke University - Nicholas School for the Environment ( email )

Box 90328
Durham, NC 27708-0328
United States

James E. Salzman

University of California, Santa Barbara - Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management ( email )

4670 Physical Sciences North
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5131
United States

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law ( email )

385 Charles E. Young Dr. East
Room 1242
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1476
United States

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