Session 3: Basics of the Clean Air Act (ELI Summer School, 2024)

June 18, 2024 12:00 pm — 2:00 pm
Hybrid (in-person in DC & via webinar)

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

  • REGISTER HERE to attend IN PERSON at ELI in Washington, DC
    • ELI's offices are located at 1730 M St NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC, 20036 (map)
    • Space is limited. In-person registration will close after June 13 or when capacity is reached.
    • Webinar information will be emailed upon registration.
    • Please register by June 17.
    • If you are unsure if you can access the webinar via the Zoom platform, please check your system requirements. If you are unable to participate via the Zoom platform, you may join in listen-only mode using a telephone.
  • The event will begin at 12:00 Noon Eastern (11:00 AM Central, 10:00 AM Mountain, 9:00 AM Pacific), and runs for 2 hours.
  • There is no CLE for this course.
  • Please note that a recording of this event will be publicly posted on this page. Those who are unable to attend live will be able to view a recording of the event on this page (usually posted within 2-3 business days). No registration is required in order to view the recording.
  • Contact with questions.

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 seminars taught by experts in their fields, introducing the audience to important areas of environmental law. Faculty will also incorporate major regulatory and judicial updates to the laws.

Basics of the Clean Air Act

Originally enacted in 1963, the Clean Air Act (CAA) is the primary federal law regulating air emissions from stationary and mobile sources. It has major impacts on the environment, human health, and the economy. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets and frequently updates regulations under the CAA, several of which are challenged in court. A notable example of this from 2022 is West Virginia v. EPA, which addressed EPA’s authority under the CAA to set power plant emissions limits based on generation shifting.

As regulations under the CAA continue to be at the center of developments in environmental law, this session will explore both the foundations and some real-world examples of the CAA. Our expert faculty will dive into:

  • permitting programs;
  • air quality planning regulations;
  • standards for major sources, area sources, and mobile sources; and
  • major recent developments, including regulation of greenhouse gases under the Biden Administration.

To Be Announced

Materials will be posted as they are received.
A recording of this session will be posted to this page, usually within three business days of the live event.

**Check out the entire Summer School 2024 schedule.**