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Guide to the Clean Air Act

SmogNYA federal law of the United States, the Clean Air Act was mandated initially in 1963 with additional changes legally enacted over the years. The purpose of the Clean Air Act was to require certain regulations that helped prevent exposure to the public of polluted or contaminated air. While the enforcement of the law was under the scrutiny of the federal government during its early years, after the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency or EPA, the Clean Air Act became central to its regulations. The modifications to the initial act provided standards for emissions from cars and regulations to forms of gasoline. In addition, the law allows private citizens to bring a lawsuit against organizations violating the provisions.

With this guide, you will find all the information pertinent to the Clean Air Act, its formation and enforcement. While many changes and amendments have been made over the years, at times it has represented a major source of contention amongst political parties and private industry.

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