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Basics of the Clean Air Act (ELI Summer School, 2018)

When:

July 10, 2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Where:

Environmental Law Institute
1730 M Street, NW, Suite 700 (Map)

Washington, DC (and webcast)

RSVP:

This event is free and open to the public but you must register. [Please note that in-person registration is limited.]

  • Please register by July 5. Contact mcmurrin@eli.org with questions.
  • For in-person attendance (limited), REGISTER HERE.
  • For webinar/telecon, REGISTER HERE.  Webinar information will be emailed one business day prior to the event. If you are unsure if you can access the webinar via the GoToMeeting platform, please go HERE to view system requirements prior to registering.
  • All times noted are Eastern Time. There is no CLE for this course. Please note that a recording of this event will be posted on this page (usually w/in 48 hours).

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Each summer, ELI convenes a complimentary seminar series that offers an introduction to the legal and policy foundations of environmental protection in the United States.

ELI's Summer School is a series of brown-bag lunch seminars taught by experts in their fields, introducing the audience to the major environmental statutes (including NEPA, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, TSCA, RCRA, and CERCLA) and land use law. Faculty will also incorporate major regulatory and judicial updates to the laws.

Who will benefit: All are welcome. Students and emerging professionals will have unique opportunities to learn, hear updates, ask questions, and network. The series is intended for:

  • undergraduates,
  • law students and graduate students, and
  • working professionals new to or looking for a refresher course in environmental law (such as interns, summer clerks, and associates, or second-career professionals).

Basics of the Clean Air Act

The Clean Air Act has a major impact on the environment,human health, and the economy. The Act and its implementing regulations are at the center of many of the most pressing controversies in environmental law.

As the Trump administration’s infrastructure plan has begun to take shape, a focus has been put on decreasing the time it takes to receive a permit. Meanwhile, the Environmental Protection Agency has put forth plans to remove certain regulations that allow specific industrial polluters to turn off their pollution controls. A move like this would allow major plants to dischargemore contaminants as a proposed cost-effective decision. Environmental groups have filed lawsuits on behalf of surrounding communities affected by this move. Additionally, the EPA has proposed a plan to abolish the Obama administration’s fuel efficiency standards. Yet despite this move, California, with the support of countless environmental groups, continues to fight back and retain the stricter fuel standards.

The Clean Air course will provide real world examples of air quality planning to make this complex area accessible. Our expert panelists will delve into:

  • permitting programs,
  • standards for mobile sources, and
  • special programs developed to improve air quality such as the acid rain program.

 

Faculty:
To be announced...

Materials:
Will be posted when available...

 

**See the entire Summer School 2018 schedule HERE.**