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Fresh Air: Innovative State and Local Programs for Improving Air Quality

Authors: 

Suellen T. Keiner, Environmental Law Institute

Date Released: 

December 1997

This report discusses state and local air initiatives based on the 1990 Amendment to the Clean Air Act to improve air quality. These include new market incentives, permit requirements, enforcement tools, and greater citizen involvement. Information is taken from 21 case studies, with a focus on determining how and why particular state and local air initiatives have been successful and what specific results have been achieved in terms of reduced air emissions.

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