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

Paul L. Joskow, Richard L. Schmalensee, Robert W. Crandall, Robert Hahn, Robert E. Litan, and William J. Baumol

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 E. Litan

Former Brookings Expert

Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

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