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Acid deposition control

Comparative Analysis of Air Pollution Trading in the United States and China

Editors' Summary: As in the United States, acid rain is becoming quite problematic for the People's Republic of China. Unlike the United States, however, China does not have a comprehensive trading program for controlling sulfur dioxide...

The 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments: Failing the Acid Test

I must tell you that we have heard much of this before in less sophisticated form. We heard it in 1970 and again in 1977. We heard it repeatedly in the 1980s. It is the same message today and it boils down to this: Impose the cost of...

Marketing Failure: The Experience With Air Pollution Trading in the United States

Since then, the Bush Administration's "Clear Skies Initiative" has been officially unveiled. As appeared would be the case in mid-2002, it would establish a "trading" program in which the government explicitly...

Appalachian Power Co. v. EPA

The court remands two aspects of a final U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule that requires many nitrogen oxide-emitting facilities in several midwestern and southeastern states to conform to emission limits set by EPA and to...

Command Without Control: Why Cap-and-Trade Should Replace Rate Standards for Regional Pollutants

I. Introduction

While current environmental laws provide us with an adequate environmental protection system, they must be reformed if we hope to achieve an excellent one. This Dialogue examines regulation of nitrogen...

Ormet Primary Aluminum Corp. v. Ohio Power Co.

The court holds that an aluminum manufacturer is not entitled to a share of pollution emissions allowances allocated to an electric power plant under the Clean Air Act (CAA). The manufacturer claimed that it was entitled to an 89%...

New York v. Browner

The court holds that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Acid Deposition Standard Feasibility Study Report to Congress complied with the Clean Air Act's (CAA's) mandate that it include a description of the nature...

Appalachian Power Co. v. EPA

The court upholds a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule that revised and established nitrogen oxide (NOx) emission limits for Group 1, Phase II electric utility boilers as well as Group 2 boilers...

A New Standard of Performance: An Analysis of the Clean Air Act's Acid Rain Program

Editors' Summary: Title IV of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 contains an innovative performance-standard approach to pollution abatement. The Acid Rain Program that Title IV established imposes a national cap on utilities'...

Alliance for Clean Coal v. Bayh

The court holds that provisions of Indiana's Environmental Compliance Plans Act (ECPA) that favor a utility's use of Indiana coal violate the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution. The ECPA allows a utility to seek an early review by...