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Assessing the Durability of Vehicle Emissions Systems: A Survey of Emission Component-Related Defect Reports in North America

Editors' Summary: EPA imposes strict emissions and durability standards on vehicle manufacturers today. While these standards have become more stringent over time, the regulatory requirements for demonstrating compliance with these...

Recent Air Regulations: What Picture Will the Jigsaw Pieces Create?

Air law and policy are moving at a lightning-fast pace. At ELI’s annual Fall Practice Update, held October 21, 2011, attendees joined our expert panel to learn how developments in air law and policy interact and what picture they create...

A Tale of Two Theories: The Legal Basis for EPA's Proposed Revision to the Routine Maintenance, Repair, and Replacement Exception, and the Implications for Administrative Law

How many lawyers, regulators, engineers, and contractors does it take to change a light bulb? Lots, if you happen to be changing the light bulb at a "stationary source" of pollution, and the bulb change counts as a "modification" of the...

Sustainable Development and Air Quality: The Need to Replace Basic Technologies with Cleaner Alternatives

Imagine a world where the air, even in major cities, poses no serious health threat, even during the summer. Lakes once dead from acid rain have begun to recover. And trees and crops no longer die from air pollution. Many large cities...

The Common Law Impetus for Advanced Control of Air Toxics

Editors' Summary: Although the Clean Air Act is the primary tool used for controlling air toxics, the dramatic increase in toxic tort cases brought under common-law theories such as nuisance, trespass, negligence, and strict...