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Summer School: Clean Air


June 9, 2011


Washington, DC

Each summer the ELI Summer School convenes a complimentary seminar series that serves as an introduction to the legal and policy foundations of environmental protection in the United States. The weekly brown-bag lunch seminars are taught by experts in their fields, and introduce 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. The series ends with an afternoon careers seminar followed by a networking reception.

Who should attend: Summer associates, law clerks and interns, as well as attorneys or working professionals seeking an introduction to environmental law and policy.

Clean Air

The Clean Air session was an introduction to the major themes in air quality planning, including permitting programs, standards for mobile sources, special programs developed to improve air quality such as the acid rain program, and noise pollution controls. Mr. Traylor also discussed the developments leading to the enactment of the Clean Air Act in 1970 and its 1990 amendments, and the implementation of regulations related to climate change.

Summer School: Session 2, Clean Air from Environmental Law Institute on Vimeo.

Patrick D. Traylor, Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP

Recommended Reading and Resources
Patrick Traylor powerpoint: Introduction to Air Pollution
mp3 recording


The ELI Summer School series is made possible by the generous support of our members.