Skip Navigation

Close and don't show again.

Your browser is out of date.

You may not get the full experience here on National Journal.

Please upgrade your browser to any of the following supported browsers:

Legacy of the Clean Air Act: Looking Back, Moving Forward Legacy of the Clean Air Act: Looking Back, Moving Forward

This ad will end in seconds
Close X

Want access to this content? Learn More »

Forget Your Password?

Don't have an account? Register »

Reveal Navigation



Legacy of the Clean Air Act: Looking Back, Moving Forward

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 8:00 AM - 8:00 AM EST

Newseum, Knight Broadcast Studio - Third Floor | 555 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W. | Washington, DC 20001

With the passage of the Clean Air Act in 1970 and subsequent amendments, Congress established sweeping public health safeguards to protect the public  ncluding those most vulnerable to the impacts of air pollution, children, the elderly and low-income communities against the dangerous levels of air pollution filling our nation's skies. Implementation and enforcement of the law has not been without debate, especially from those who are required to update business practices or install pollution control technology who argue that the law's requirements are too expensive for a fragile economy. Has EPA delivered on Congress promise of clean air for all people, or is there still work to be done to protect public health with an adequate margin of safety? What changes to the Clean Air Act might better protect public health more quickly and effectively, without placing an undue burden on the economy? And finally, looking ahead to 2013, what are some of the most important challenges that should be addressed by a new Congress and second Obama administration? At this event, National Journal and a panel of experts explored the promise of the Clean Air Act, its legacy after 40 years, and a look ahead to its future with the new Congress and Administration. EVENT ARCHIVE VIDEO


National Journal LIVE is the premier events business inside the Beltway, with an unparalleled ability to convene top leaders for dialogue on how to solve the country’s biggest problems. Recent speakers have included Washington’s most senior leaders, such as Paul Ryan, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, John Kerry, Kathleen Sebelius, and dozens of members of Congress. National Journal Live flawlessly executes 75 events every single year, from intimate thought-leader dinners to full-day conferences. We host a total audience of 8,000 prominent Washington opinion leaders every year, including members of Congress, House and Senate staff, C-suite executives, and administration officials. Contact us to underwrite an event or with any questions.

Search Events