Author: Jake Richardson

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Cap and Trade 101

A cap is a limit on pollution defined by a government: so a government legally defines how much of a pollutant companies can produce. If they produce more, they have to pay fines. The polluting companies are assigned credits by the government as well. If they are polluting too much and won’t stop, they can buy credits from […]

February 29th

Clean Air Act — 10 Impacts

Many of the benefits from the Clean Air Act of 1963 and again 1970 & 1990, unsurprisingly, are related to reductions in air pollution. Emissions across the nation decreased by 69% for particles, ozone, lead, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, and sulfur dioxide. Between 1980 and 2014, air pollution concentrations improved for: lead by 98% carbon monoxide […]

February 29th

Clean Air Act of 1963, Clean Air Act of 1970, & Clean Air Act of 1990 (Summary Of Major Points)

The Clean Air Act is a federal law written to cover the regulation of air pollution in the United States — both fixed sources such as coal power plants and moving sources like automobiles. There was a Clean Air Act proposed and passed in 1963 and it referred to the control of air pollution, but another […]

February 29th