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Regulating Emissions of Greenhouse Gases Under Section 202(a) of the Clean Air Act

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The authors consider whether the Environmental Protection Agency’s denial of the petition to regulate emissions of greenhouse gases from motor vehicles under Section 202(a) of the Clean Air Act was reasonable in light of the global nature of greenhouse gas emissions and the likely superiority of other methods for combating greenhouse gases.


Robert Hahn

Director of Economics - Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford

Former Brookings Expert


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