Federal Control of Carbon Dioxide Emissions: What are the Options?

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School or College College of Law
Creator Reitze, Arnold W.
Title Federal Control of Carbon Dioxide Emissions: What are the Options?
Date 2009-08-01
Description The U.S. Supreme Court in Massachusetts v. EPA held that carbon dioxide is a pollutant under the Clean Air Act (CAA) and remanded the case to EPA. The Agency must decide whether CO2 emissions contribute to climate change. If the Agency responds affirmatively, it must meet other requirements of the CAA in order to regulate carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gases (GHGs). This Article explains why the CAA is a poor vehicle for regulating GHGs and covers in detail the difficulties that will arise in trying to use the Act to reduce CO2 emissions. The Article then turns to what should be done to develop an energy policy that will effectively reduce U.S. GHG emissions. It examines the options for control, including the use of taxes and cap-and-trade programs and evaluates some of the most important legislative proposals being considered. It then turns to the two major sources of GHGselectric power production and motor vehicle useand addresses how the adverse impact these sources have on our climate could be reduced.
Type Text
Publisher Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review
Subject LCSH Emissions, Automobile USE Automobiles -- Motors -- Exhaust gas; Climatic changes; Greenhouse gases; Energy policy
Language eng
Relation is Version of Faculty Publications; Institutional Repository
Rights Management Reitze, Arnold W.
Spatial Coverage U.S.
Format Medium application/pdf
Source Publisher's PDF
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Setname ir_uspace
Date Created 2013-11-15
Date Modified 2013-11-15
ID 709973
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6hf14gz
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